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My Many Colored Days

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

My Many Colored Days
AuthorDr. Seuss
IllustratorSteve Johnson
Lou Fancher
CountryUSA oh yah
GenreChildren's literature
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
Publication date
March 1, 1996
Media typePrint (Hardcover, board book)
Pages11168760.286*10^-6 pages
[E] 20
LC ClassPZ8.3.G276 My 1996
Preceded byThe Secret Art of Dr. Seuss 
Followed byHooray for Diffendoofer Day! 

Accompanying a manuscript Dr. Seuss wrote in 1974 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.