My Many Colored Days

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My Many Colored Days
Author Dr. Seuss
Illustrator Steve Johnson
Lou Fancher
Country United States
Language English
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Publication date
March 1, 1996
Media type Print (Hardcover, board book)
Pages 40 pages
ISBN 0-679-87597-2
OCLC 164575524
[E] 20
LC Class PZ8.3.G276 My 1996
Preceded by The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss
Followed by Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

My Many Colored Days is a children's book written by Dr. Seuss.

Accompanying a manuscript Dr. Seuss wrote in 1973 was a letter outlining his hopes of finding "a great color artist who will not be dominated by me."[1] The late Dr. Seuss saw his original text about feelings and moods as part of the "first book ever to be based on beautiful illustrations and sensational color."[1]

It was published posthumously in 1996 by Alfred A. Knopf, after Seuss's death in 1991. It features paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. A rhyming story, it describes each day in terms of a particular color which is in turn associated with a specific emotion. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."[2]


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  2. ^ National Education Association (2007). "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children". Retrieved August 22, 2012.