Sky Color

by Peter H. Reynolds

An artist through and through, Marisol is initially stymied when she volunteers to... read more

An artist through and through, Marisol is initially stymied when she volunteers to paint the sky in the library mural her class is creating only to discover there’s no blue paint. But a bus ride home at sunset inspires a vivid, multi-sky-colored dream, and waiting for the bus in the rain the next morning affirms her realization that the sky isn’t always blue. She transforms observation into action, creating “sky color” from a whole mix of different paints to complete the mural. Peter H. Reynolds’s predominantly black-and-white, pen-and-ink illustrations incorporate explosions of color showing brown-skinned Marisol’s inspiration (the sunset-colored sky), her dream-world, and the mural she and her classmates create. (Ages 4–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013

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