GRAY written by Laura Dockrill, illustrated by Lauren Child

Laura Dockrill’s lyrical images in GRAY definitely get a boost because of intriguing die-cuts and evocative pictures by Lauren Child. Both author and illustrator clearly understand what a deeply feeling child suffers on a day when he feels gray. There’s also wonderful parental reassurance with a reminder that all colors live inside the main character and that he is loveable despite the color he’s feeling. Colors in this book may provide a useful reference for children who try to describe their funkier feelings and parents who seek to understand them. is a tender story about two friends, both named Sophie. Find more information about this book in the purchase link below.