A playful journey into a child''s imagination.In my new yellow shirtI am a duck quacking,splashing through a big puddle of sun.Watch out! Now I''m a taxi-- HONK! HONK! --zooming down the street.When a little boy gets a plain yellow shirt for his birthday, his friend Sam thinks it''s a very ordinary gift
But the birthday boy has other ideas. Before long, he has transformed himself into many wonderful yellow things.In this cheerful story, Eileen Spinelli''s energetic text and Hideko Takahashi''s vibrant pictures prove that, with imagination, the sky''s the limit.
We discovered this book almost by accident, and a happy accident it has been. The title turned up as if by magic as a suggestion when my wife was searching for some totally unrelated titles...the eerie part being that our son's favorite color is yellow! Obviously he loves the book. It does a great job showing a child what a wonderful thing an imagination is; it's great for stoking imaginative play. I heartily recommend it, even for kids who prefer blue, or green, or red, or orange...
When the author's son, Sean, was about four, he got a new yellow shirt and thought that he was a banana. In this picture book, the author thinks of that incident and tells the story of a boy and his friend, Sam. The birthday boy gets a new yellow shirt from his Aunt Betty. He puts it on and he is a splashing duck, a roaring golden lion, a zooming taxi, a daffodil, a fish, and a lazy bug. He is many other things set in a variety of scenes, even a trumpet in a parade, and a thumping banana in a kitchen. ..