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Yesterday I Had the Blues

Frame, Jeron Ashford (Book - 2003 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Yesterday I Had the Blues
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A young boy ponders a variety of emotions and how different members of his family experience them, from his own blues to his father's grays and his grandmother's yellows.
Authors: Frame, Jeron Ashford
Title: Yesterday I had the blues
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Tricycle Press, c2003
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Jeron Ashford Frame ; illustrations by R. Gregory Christie
Summary: A young boy ponders a variety of emotions and how different members of his family experience them, from his own blues to his father's grays and his grandmother's yellows.
Additional Contributors: Christie, R. Gregory - 1971-
ISBN: 1582460841
Branch Call Number: jE FRAME
Subject Headings: African Americans Juvenile fiction Families Fiction Emotions Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Topical Term: African Americans
Families
Emotions
LCCN: 2002155295
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I would recommend this book to parents and teachers. It talks about different emotions and feeling while putting them all in the perspective of colors. I enjoyed the fact that the illustrator showed the different emotions with colors and expressions, explaining why they felt these emotions. I believe this book will teach younger kids how colors have an effect on your emotions and how they can change from day to day and depending on your situation. The last page was astounding. I did not expect it to end with such a wondrous family oriented idea. This book will help children to understand that just because different family members go through different emotions at different time at the end of the day they are still your family and love you regardless.

I think this is a pretty good book for children to read, this book is simply talking about the emotions of everyone in Ben’s family. Every day we as people feel a certain way. This is a good book for children to read so they can see the way Ben, and hid family feel, and hoe the colors correspond with their feelings. I do not think there is anything wrong with the book from my point of view. If you want your children to express themselves a little more, colors are one of the ways they can do that. “Yesterday I had the Blues” is a great book about not only emotions, but family as well and how they are still there for each other at the end of the day.

Oct 26, 2010
  • alhutton rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great language and illustrations. We love hearing how indigo is not the same as blue and of course it is all golden at the end.

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“Yesterday I Had the Blues” is about a young boy and his family members going through different emotions and recognizing them as colors. It gives people a different perspective on how to view emotions, in color.

As a child was it hard for you to express yourself through words? “Yesterday I had the Blues” is an amazing book to help children express themselves through color when words do not seem to come out. This book is also about family, and how at the end of the day, though your whole family may have different emotions they are still here for each other.

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“Mama says she got the reds. Look out!”

“Daddy says he got the grays. The straight shoelaces, coffee in the car grays. The lines between his eyes, lookin’ at his watch grays.””Mama say she got the reds. Look out!”

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Kids Tv : Emotion Colors Flashcard

This video goes through different colors and the "emotions" they are suppose to represent.

Emo THe color changing monster

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