My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood
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The guide linked below was created by Debbie Gonzales, MFA. Deb is a career educator, curriculum consultant, former school administrator and adjunct professor, and once served as a SCBWI RA for the Austin Chapter. She's the author of six “transitional” readers for a New Zealand publisher and the forthcoming non-fiction picture book Girls with Guts: The Road to Breaking Barriers and Bashing Records (Charlesbridge, 2019). Deb earned her MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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Author: Tameka Fryer Brown
Illustrator: Shane Evans
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Synopsis: On a really good day, Jamie feels purple like the first bite of a juicy cold plum.
And with a crayon in his hand, Jamie eases into a green feeling--like a dragon dancing through a jungle made of green jello.
But when his brothers push him around and make fun of his drawings, Jamie feels like a dark gray storm brewing.
What will it take to put Jamie back in a bright-feeling mood?
Through Jamie, young readers will learn to describe how they’re feeling in a unique way.