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Little Blue and Little Yellow

By February 4, 2011Uncategorized

This tale by the masterful Leo Lionni follows two splotches of color. One is blue. The other is yellow. Little blue and little yellow have a wonderful and adventurous friendship. One day, they can’t find one another. When they are finally reunited, they are so overjoyed that they hug until they become green.

“But where did little blue and little yellow go? Are they lost?” At first their parents don’t recognize them but eventually they realize what actually happened.

This beautifully layered story is minimally illustrated with torn pieces of brightly colored paper—simple shapes against a white field (reminiscent of other books by Leo Lionni). It can be read as an abstract lesson in colour theory or as something deeper…