My Many Coloured Days

My Many Coloured Days, by Dr. Seuss, paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, Red Fox, 1996

網路有聲書:My Many Coloured Days

書上說,這本書是畫家根據Dr. Seuss 1973年的作品所畫。Dr. Seuss生前說過這本書"needed a great colour artist who would not be dominated by me and who would bring a new pattern of thinking to my words."以下是幾句Dr. Seuss寫的:

Some days are yellow.
Some are blue.
On different days I'm different too.

2016秋天,一位聽這故事的男孩說他的紫色是悲傷的,因為星期天是一週的第七天,紫色是彩虹第七個顏色,又因為隔天是星期一,要上學,所以他的紫色是悲傷的日子。哈!和Dr. Seuss一樣:

On purple days
I'm sad.
I groan.
I drag my tail.
I walk alone.

作者小故事:
Dr. Seuss (1904~1991),因為他的祖父母都是德國人,所以Seuss的發音應該是/sɔɪs/,而不是/sju:s/。他的全名是Theodor Seuss Geisel,他有一個筆名是把他的姓Geisel倒過來拼成LeSieg,Theo LeSieg!