Even though we haven’t seen much moisture in the weather department, I’ve been thinking a lot about water. Cool, blue water to be specific. Perhaps I need to go spend a weekend at the beach — or buy a wading pool and park myself under a tree. In any case, blue is the color of choice for this week’s column.
As it turns out, blue-themed picture books abound in the library’s collection. From cottages to tables, icebergs to trucks, birds to cats, there is something blue for every young reader. When the days are warm, blue is a cool color to help ease high temperatures. Take a look at the picture book suggestions in this week’s reading list, and above all, stay cool.
“Benjamin’s Blue Feet” written and illustrated by Sue Macartney.
Why does a blue-footed booby suddenly become insecure about his tootsies? Read “Benjamin’s Blue Feet” to find out why and what he ends up doing to become comfortable in his own skin … and feet.
“Blue Cat” written and illustrated by Charlie Eve Ryan.
A sweet story about a blue cat named Blue, of course, who hears an unfamiliar sound and has a feline adventure while searching for the source.
“Blue Floats Away” written by Travis Jonker, illustrated by Grant Snider.
An engaging story about the water cycle, a little iceberg breaks away from his family and experiences a journey of transformation.