I adore this book! Fetterer is the author and illustrator. The illustrations are bold and beautiful in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. There is even a cameo of Van Gogh in the book.
Emile is a cat that lives at home with his couple. Their life is simple and he is happy.
But one day he sees a butterfly outside of his window and simply must go exploring. He meets up with other cats and finds much color on his journey.
Once he returns home, color comes into the home. "Emile had brought color into the house." The man got paints and paintbrushes, the woman bought flowers and the house was never grey again.
Moral of the story:
Bring more color into your world!
"He was red...but wasn't very good at it."
Red keeps coloring things blue! Everyone tries to help him, but to no avail.
Finally he meets purple who asks him to draw an ocean for his boat and then he wouldn't stop drawing. He excitingly exclaims, "I'm blue!"
This book would be good for crushing stereotypes - what we are "supposed" to be.
Jill A. Hostetler
I love books so much! My particular loves are children's books and professional books that catch my fancy. One thing that keeps me happy and sane as a teacher is being able to get tons of books from the library and share them with my students. I have tried different ways to keep track of my books, but here's another attempt. We'll se if I can make this one fly!