Little Blue and Little Yellow

  • Title: Little Blue and Little Yellow
  • Author: Leo Lionni
  • ISBN: 9780688132859
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • Little Blue and Little Yellow Little blue and little yellow share wonderful adventures One day they can t find one another When they finally meet they are overjoyed They hug until they become green But where did little blue and
    Little blue and little yellow share wonderful adventures One day, they can t find one another When they finally meet, they are overjoyed They hug until they become green But where did little blue and little yellow go Are they lost

    • Little Blue and Little Yellow BY Leo Lionni
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      Published :2019-02-10T16:22:57+00:00

    About Leo Lionni


    1. Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated than 40 highly acclaimed children s books He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four time Caldecott Honor Winner for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind Up Mouse Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.Leo Lionni has gained international renown for his paintings, graphic designs, illustrations, and sculpture, as well as for his books for children He was born in Holland in 1910 of Dutch parents, and although his education did not include formal art courses in fact, he has a doctorate in economics from the University of Genoa , he spent much of his free time as a child in Amsterdam s museums, teaching himself to draw.Lionni s business training gradually receded into the background as his interest in art and design grew Having settled in Milan soon after his marriage in 1931, he started off by writing about European architecture for a local magazine It was there that he met the contacts who were to give him a start as a professional graphic designer When he moved to America in 1939, Lionni was hired by a Philadelphia advertising agency as art director Later he became design director for the Olivetti Corporation of America, and then art director for Fortune magazine At the same time, his reputation as an artist flourished as he began to exhibit his paintings and drawings in galleries from New York to Japan.Lionni launched his career as an author illustrator of books for children in 1959 Originally developed from a story he had improvised for his grandchildren during a dull train ride, Little Blue and Little Yellow was the first of what is now a long list of children s picture books, including four Caldecott Honor Books.


    218 Comments


    1. Two colors form another color - but will they be accepted by 'their' colors? Beautiful book that is an abstract fable of inclusion.

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    2. My husband was really perplexed after reading this book, what was all about? Unexpectedly (for him) our children, like almost any other children, just love it and, of course, want to hear it and to repeat it over and over.My oldest now says he's little blue and his best friend of the moment, who kisses him all the time, is little yellow. Pity that little blue has not a little brother because my youngest couldn't but chose little red and little red doesn't get much action.

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    3. Give a girl a children's art book and you make her smile. Big.

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    4. I think this book is great for beginner readers. It's a great way to incorporate art into reading. I got a chance to see my mentor use this book for a lesson. After reading this to her kindergarten class, students were able to recreate the story by using their water colors. With a venn diagram, students painted a circle yellow and the other circle blue. When students got to the center of the venn diagram they were able to see how blue and yellow made green when combined. It's an awesome way to t [...]

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    5. I am sure I read this a long time ago, as I would have read a lot of Lionni books, but this one is here, kiddos are reading it, and so I read it again. I like it a lot. It's very simple, just dabs of bright color to tell a story. I am not sure what it means that the two kids--one blue, the other yellow--becoming green together, become unrecognizable to their parents suddenly, but the kids all liked it. Don't over think it, Dave.

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    6. Ma perché è verde?Confesso: non è mio.Non l'ho letto di mia iniziativa.Non l'ho letto solo tre volte, ma tutte quelle (ancora!) che mia nipote Lorenza me l'ha chiesto (e non solo a me per fortuna) nella settimana di giugno in cui è stata a Roma :-)

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    7. Little Blue and Little Yellow are best friends. One day, Mama Blue goes out shopping and tells Little Blue to stay at home. Instead, Little Blue goes out to find Little Yellow to play. When they found each other, Little Blue and Little Yellow hugged. They hugged each other until they were green! When they came home, their parents did not recognize them because they were green instead of blue or yellow. Little Blue and Little Yellow were very sad and cried and cried until they were all tears. Whe [...]

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    8. My son (3 1/2) used to ask me these questions about the colors constantly, and almost obsessively. And most of them I could not answer. "What happens when you mix orange and silver? What about brown and purple? What does blue and black make??" When we saw this book at the library, I'm sure he thought: "Finally, I'll get the answers to ALL my questions." In any case, when you mix yellow and blue, you end up with green, and that's the topic of this book. There's an emotional twist to it as well. L [...]

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    9. Little Blue and Little Yellow a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year, 1959A simple but carefully crafted story about how children of various colors live together and have abiding friendships. This was amazing in that it was originally published in 1959."Leo Lionni, an internationally known designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, was born in Holland and lived in Italy until he came to the United States in 1939. He was the recipient of the 1984 American Institute of Graph [...]

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    10. This is not my favorite storytime book, because the pictures are pretty abstract. In my experience, some kids think there is some detail they are missing, so they come sit on my feet - or stand up in front of the other kids - to get a better look.However.If you want to share a story about accepting one another's differences, even and especially in the face of adversity; not judging someone based on their appearance/making new friends; trying new things; concepts of color (particularly blue + yel [...]

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    11. What a sweet little book. I heard about this book from Andrea Cheng’s Year of the Book. Definitely a read for children of all ages (especially as it would be a mother reading to a toddler if the child still doesn’t read yet)…The books makes me feel fuzzy, sweet, and loved. Those are the best books ever always! This story is about little blue and little yellow, just as the title says. Its so simple and adorable. Little blue and little yellow are friends and one day they seem to miss each ot [...]

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    12. I really like Leo Lionni. For those who are critical of the book, maybe they're asking or expecting a little too much from this book. In my opinion, this is sweet book about friendship and family. It uses color mixing, yes, but I don't see this as the point of the book or even a great teaching book. Like another reviewer, I don't see the connection to diversity. It's just a nice preschool book that young children can relate to and can enjoy. There is pre-school level suspense when little blue an [...]

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    13. This is Leo Lionni's best work, in my opinion. Memorable and minimalist, but with a story children will love as much as they will love seeing how blue and yellow combine to make green. Where "Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse" is a bit out there and "Frederick" poeticizes, "Little Blue and Little Yellow" strikes a chord of simplicity that is pure perfection.

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    14. I was read this book when I was younger and it is so magical and makes you smile. I love this book because it opens a wholenother world of art and colors and brings magic to the reader. I would recommend this book to anyone that is obsessed with colors this is really great and the story behind it perfection!

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    15. Well, I liked the illustrations. I loved how they were so simple. And that I could have drawn them myself! But I think a young child would definitely follow. Plus it leaves plenty of room for imagination to take over. The story wasn't too bad either. But the whole "became green" thing seemed a little odd to me. I know it's me, but still. Odd.

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    16. In this book, Little Blue and Little Yellow share a harmless hug and turn intoGREEN! Their parents are upset until the little dots show them that it is ok. I think this book is a symbol for diversity. I would use it in any grade level to address diversity issues.

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    17. Very clever way of creating a story. Essentially the characters are blobs of colour but you end up forgetting that and see them as any other character in a story.

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    18. "They hugged each other until they were green."

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    19. A wonderfully fun story about friendship and color mixing. Many opportunities for acting out portions of the story make this book a read aloud that young readers will love!

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    20. Once there were three blues, and three yellows. Near the end blue and yellow make green. The friends feel happy together. - A (5yrs)

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    21. pussrebootsir/blog/2016

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    22. Dad read this to us. Another cute book by this author.b 12/1/16

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    23. "Mały żółty i mały niebieski" to króciutka historia o dwójce małych przyjaciół - żółtej i niebieskiej plamce, które razem chodzą do szkoły, bawią się i psocą. Pewnego dnia z połączenia obu kolorów powstaje jeden - zielony, co powoduje, że nawet ich własna rodzina przestaje poznawać żółtego i niebieskiego. Wszystko jednak dobrze się kończy, a czytająca tę historyjkę Ala nie może się powstrzymać, żeby za każdym razem po zamknięciu książki nie pobiec po farb [...]

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    24. ‘Little blue and little yellow’, by Leo Lionni, is a children’s picture book, aimed at young children, from Nursery, Reception, up to Year 2. (I think it is also the sort of book older children will turn to for comfort, as an enjoyable old friend. Have it in the shelves in your classroom and see how many older children turn to it for a little relaxing read during free time!)Delightful simple pages where the characters, a group of children, are presented with blobs of rainbow colours, playi [...]

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    25. Little Blue and Little Yellow book is about two friends that love to be around one another. They have many friends and this book show the adventures that Little Blue and Little Yellow have together. I thought that this book was interesting because it touches three kinds of the learning domains; they are Social, Emotional and Creative. This books pinpoint the social domains because the author mentions about Little Blue's friends and his best friend Little Yellow. It also reads about how all the c [...]

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    26. ~~Recommendation: I recommend this to toddlers and children under the age of 8.Basic plot: Blue and Yellow found each other one day and hugged Until they turned green. They went to show Blue's parents. They said "That's not our Blue your green." So then they went to Yellows parents. They said "That's not our Yellow your green." Blue and Yellow cried and cried until they turned back to their original Blue and Yellow colors.My opinion: I think this book is kinda weird but for little kids it gets t [...]

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    27. I know this is a classic, but I had never read it. I requested this book because I thought it might be good to add to our choices for "art/colors/painting" in storytime. I appreciated what the book was trying to do, but didn't think it would work for our purposes. I accidentally brought it home instead of sending it back and my 4 year old wanted to read it. I thought it was quite outdated and kind of weird (it's 50 years old) and didn't think he'd like it much. He actually really enjoyed it! He [...]

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    28. This is the story of little blue and his friend little yellow accidently joining together and becoming green. I would recommend this book to kindergarteners and 1st graders. The story teaches colors and color combinations. Little blue and little yellow's friendship is something that children will all be able to relate to. It is a very cute story and presents colors in a unique way that has never been seen before.

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    29. This was the first book that I ever checked out from the public library. I believe I may have been four or five years old. It became a favorite, and I recall checking it out a few times.As a child, I simply thought this was a very touching story. It was somewhat reassuring; just about all children fear being lost. As an adult, it's easy to attach a multi-cultural message to the story, but I'm not convinced that any such thing was the author's intent.

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    30. In 2015, two days after taking office, the newly elected conservative mayor of Venice, Italy, banned this and 48 other picture books from city primary schools due to content that undermines the "traditional family." While other books on the list positively depict non-traditional families and non-traditional gender roles or openly discuss homosexuality and divorce, the reason behind objection to this book was unclear to me. What could possibly be so subversive about two primary colors combining t [...]

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