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小蓝和小黄 Little Blue and Little Yellow

5 total reviews

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Originally created on the spur of the moment to amuse two children restless from a long train ride, Little Blue and Little Yellow is the book that began Leo Lionni's long, impressive career as a creator of children's books — four of which have been named Caldecott Honor Books. Unlike the animal fables for which he is best-known, this innovative picture book features scraps of colored paper that Lionni brings to life as characters: Little Blue, who lives with his blue parents, and Little Yellow, who lives with his yellow parents. The two children have friends of many colors, and together they play and go to school on backgrounds of different shades. Then one day, Little Blue can't find Little Yellow. He looks everywhere, and when the two finally meet, they are so happy to see each other that they hug and hug — until they become green! They return home to find that their parents don't recognize them. The distressed little scraps begin to cry, and separate into piles of blue and yellow tears. The relieved parents soon understand what happened, and everything ends happily.

Useful both as an introduction to color blending and as a story of friendship and acceptance, this unique storybook is as refreshing today as when it was first published in 1959. Encourage students to tell their own color stories using scraps of paper or paint.

Author/Illustrator: 李欧·李奥尼 Leo Lionni
Translator: 彭懿
Publisher: 明天出版社
Pages: 48
Type: 精装 Hardcover

 Additional resources upon purchase:

  • 🔊 Audio narration 

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Sweet story about friendship

We love the English original and wanted to get this in Chinese as well for additional exposure to a familiar story. The illustrations are abstract and it’s a refreshing change from animal books!

Kai Yun Tan
Interesting book although ending is strange

It is a good book to use to teach children about colour mixing, but the ending where everyone turns green seems a little abrupt and out of nowhere. Still fun though!

Some parts still leave me a bit confused too, with colors that have human characteristics... but like you said, still fun! Definitely something that stretches our imagination!

Book about colours and children's bonds

It's a nice touch to have children seeing characters not as human beings or animals, but colours. Yet, the storyline was able to bring out the friendship between two colours and their bonds with their parents. Very heartening and brought out the emotions from a child's perspective. Highly recommended!


Love this book :)

This title is really fun, we love it too! Thank you for your review, Yuet Min!

Sheryl Gabriel

Such a simple book but teaches so much about acceptance and love.

Agreed! It is much needed message in our world today. Thank you Sheryl for stopping by.