Perfect Picture Book Friday! Blue vs. Yellow by Tom Sullivan

1 Dec

Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a very nice little story about finding your courage.

Blue vs. Yellow
By Tom Sullivan
48 pages – ages 4+

Published by Balzer + Bray on October 10, 2017

Theme/Topic- Competition/Teamwork
Genre- Fiction
Opening and Synopsis- Opening: “Have you heard the news? Blue is the best color.

Nice try, but everyone knows that yellow is the best color.”

Synopsis from Publisher: “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the Clash of the Colors!
Which one will be declared the best color of all?
Will they join forces and be mightier together?
Or . . . will another color challenge them for the title?
Ding! Ding! Let the battle begin!”

What I Thought- This was a really neat book – I knew almost exactly how it would end, but the story is just so dang fun that reading it is absolutely a blast! The book contains minimal colors (of course) but the illustrations still have a lot of life to them. I like that the colors don’t really call each other names, but do make comparisons. It’s nice that they are still polite about it all. I really liked this book from Sullivan!

Activities and Resources- There is a great resource of activities from about team-building for kids HERE!

The publisher has created some activities to go along with Blue vs. Yellow – Click HERE

Check out the book’s trailer!

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

10 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book Friday! Blue vs. Yellow by Tom Sullivan”

  1. julie rowan zoch December 1, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

    This is a great pick (I may be biased as green is a favorite color…hmmm!) and I really like the trailer too!


  2. Jilanne Hoffmann December 1, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    Great trailer! And yes, YOU may know how it will end, but those young ‘uns who are just learning about colors will be enlightened! LOL. Don’t forget to put your link on Susanna’s blog!


  3. Catherine Johnson December 1, 2017 at 5:42 pm #

    Simple concept great idea for a pb 👍


  4. Genevieve Petrillo December 1, 2017 at 8:53 pm #

    Mom votes for yellow and I vote for blue. But we think we know where this story is headed….

    Love and licks,


  5. Andrea Mack December 2, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

    This sounds like fun!


  6. heylookawriterfellow December 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

    I’m waiting for the sequel: Stripes vs. Plaids.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Patricia Tilton December 2, 2017 at 8:27 pm #

    I really like this book. I think I can guess the ending. What fun for kids!


  8. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog December 3, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

    This looks like a great book. I will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  9. Joanna December 4, 2017 at 10:11 am #

    That is pretty clever to still make it suspenseful when one knows the ending!


  10. Sue Heavenrich December 5, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    what fun! I love the trailer – now I must read the book. Colors. Action! What more could a kid want?


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