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My Many Colored Days: 04/30/15
My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss was originally written the year I was born (so back in the days of bell bottoms, Adam-12, and Watergate) but wasn't published until five year's after Dr. Seuss's death. It's a book about color, emotions, and creativity.
Apparently, though, he didn't know how to illustrate it, which seems silly given the man's long career as an artist and illustrator. But he felt his art didn't match his words and he needed someone else to tackle the manuscript when the time was right.
Two illustrators did just that: Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, a husband and wife team. Their saturated colors and bold brush work are about as un-Seussian as possible. But given that he wanted the emphasis to be on his words, separate from his easily recognizable style, that's a good thing. The focus here is definitely on the colors and the emotions they can evoke.