Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch

I love books so much that it’s hard to narrow down the ones that I want to review. I could review a book a day and it still wouldn’t scratch the surface. This book that I chose today was an easy choice. It is one of my favorite books. It is written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Helene Desputeaux; it’s called Purple, Green & Yellow.


In the book, the title character, a little girl named Brigid, has to have markers just like her friends. At first she just wants the kind that wash off with just water. She begs her mom for them; her mom relents and buys them- 500 washable coloring markers. She draws lemons that are yellower than lemons, and roses that are redder than roses, and oranges that are oranger that oranges.

Next, she wants markers that smell. Finally she works her way up to these indelible-never come off- even when you scrub markers. They’re so beautiful that she colors everything with it; her fingernails, her hands, her face, her belly button and even her dad. He just doesn’t know it.

She has a great idea, she reaches down into the bottom of the coloring markers and gets a special-colored marker the same color as her. What happens next? You’re just going to have to read the book and find out.

This book will make you laugh and smile all the way through. I would say that kids as young as five will enjoy having it read to them. The time to read it independently is about 3rd-6th grade.

Read it and enjoy!

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