My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood is an expressive tale about the diverse range of colorful emotions generated by everyday sibling rivalry. In the story, Jamie, a naturally creative boy, finds cool green pleasure in creative expression and dark-toned frustrations when his older siblings relentlessly tease him. He works hard to keep his frustrations under control until, at long last, in a smoky blast of brown, Jamie stands up for himself. In the end, all is well as Jamie becomes purple cold plum peaceful once again.
Author Tameka Fryer Brown’s lively text is perfectly complimented by illustrator Shane Evans’ subtle use of color to establish active and passive moods – Jamie’s kalideoscopic range of emotions. And, to delve even further into the world of color as the expression of feelings, Tameka is offering a CCSS Annotated Discussion and Activity Guide as an academic supplement to her delightful picture book. In it, the notion of “being” is considered in the light of the wide realm of colorful emotional diversity the resides within us all.