Blue Ethel

Blue Ethel

Picture Book - 2017
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Ethel the cat is surprised when, in the course of her usual day, she unexpectedly turns blue.
Publisher: New York : Margaret Ferguson Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780374303822
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm


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Beautiful illustrations with imaginative use of color in the story about colorful cats. Loved the garden art. I wanted to step into the house and live there with magical cats! - Mara

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IndyPL_JennyM Mar 19, 2019

This is a lovely story about friendship and self-acceptance. My kids (cat lovers all) laughed at the funny feline behaviors so well translated into illustration and storyline.

Oct 23, 2017

Sweet story about a cat whose normal routines are brightened as she adds some color to her life. Charming illustrations.

CMLibrary_rkimray Aug 17, 2017

Ethel is a cat who is set in her ways. One day, Ethel goes for a roll on her favorite sidewalk square, only to get blue sidewalk chalk all over her white fur. What happens next is a hoot! This is a lovely story about changes and self-confidence, but it also offers lots of new vocabulary (namely shades of blue) and opportunities to talk about feelings. Share it in storytimes about Cats, Colors, or Feelings.

Jul 05, 2017

I love Ethel! The art is wonderful and full of great little details. Read this now and share with all you friends. I cannot wait to read more of Jennifer Black Reinhardt's books.

LPL_KarenA Jun 16, 2017

Blue Ethel is a delightful story about an old, fat, black and white cat that is very good at being an old, fat, black and white cat. Her usual stretch of sidewalk for rolling and napping is decorated one day with chalk and she discovers she is no longer black and white, but black and blue! Ethel finds that there are many different words for the color blue as well as more than one meaning. Will Ethel ever stop being blue? Read the book to find the answer and to add new words to your kiddo's vocabulary!


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