Little Blue and Little Yellow is a story that Leo Lionni made up while riding a train with his young grandchildren using torn bits of paper. This story became Mr. Lionni’s first children’s book, published in 1959. He wrote and illustrated more than 40 more books. Many of his books are fables, which are stories that teach a moral lesson.
Check out this book and other wonderful books by Leo Lionni from the Alachua County Library District. See how many you can read! Which one will be your favorite?
Retell the story of Little Blue and Little Yellow using homemade playdough from this recipe from www.buggyandbuddy.com:
- 1cup flour
- 1/2cup salt
- 1cup water
- 1TBSP cream of tartar
- 1TBSP vegetable oil
- food coloring (yellow and blue)
1. Mix all ingredients.
2. Stir it continually over medium-low heat until it forms a ball.
3. Take it off the heat and dump it onto parchment paper or wax paper.
4. Once it cools, you can knead it a bit until it is mixed fully and soft.
Little Blue and Little Yellow is a book about friendship. The Alachua County Library District’s catalog is filled with many great books, eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and music about friendship for all ages. Check it out!
Some books to look for:
My Best Friend, by Julie Fogliano
Bikes for Sale, by Carter Higgins
A Friend for Henry, by Jenn Bailey
Geraldine, by Elizabeth Lilly
On the Night of the Shooting Star, by Amy Hest
Shy, by Deborah Freedman
Big Friends, by Linda Sarah
Sadie and the Silver Shoes, by Jane Godwin
The Magic Boat, by Kit Pearson and Katherine Farris
The other Side, by Jacqueline Woodson
The Name Jar, by Yangsook Choi
Sparky!, by Jenny Offill,
Be a Friend, by Salina Yoon
My Two Blankets, by Irena Kobald
The Snail and the Whale, by Julia Donaldson
Lubna and Pubble, by Wendy Meddour