This is a fun read aloud for kids and adults. There’s a lot of layers to the story. There’s a lesson in primary and secondary colors which leads to acceptance of others tied to fitting in. All of this is wrapped in humor that adults will appreciate more than the kids they are reading this too. All in all an enjoyable experience.
Gray is feeling left out. All of the colors are popular and are represented, but Gray is always in the back and ignored. Gray sets out to tell his own story where gray is the main theme. He doesn’t get far into his story when the other colors show up wondering why they aren’t represented. This leads Gray to explaining how he feels and what the other colors are doing to make him feel this way. The resolution of the book is wonderfully funny and fulfilling.
There’s also an important life lesson that I think adults and kids can learn from this book. Sometimes when we see others creating their own narratives, we shouldn’t ask them why we aren’t in their stories. First, we should check to see if we have been excluding them from our stories.
As an adult who doesn’t have kids, I still enjoyed this book. I’m giving as a gift to friends’ daugher who I think will appreciate it. Plus her mom is really into gray so they can enjoy reading it together.