Moods change from day to day, and you never know what tomorrow will bring. But one thing’s for sure: when you’ve got love around you, the blues won’t stick around long.
• Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award
• Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Book of the Year
• Claudia Lewis Award --Bank Street College of Education
• Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2003 Blue Ribbon
• 2004 Best of the Best List--Chicago Public Library
• 2004 Carolyn W. Field Award Honor Book--Pennsylvania Library Association
• Featured on the PBS/WGBH show “Between the Lions”
“Debut author Frame and consistently masterful Christie riff on the range of human emotions with the agility of longtime collaborators, and the result is a book that truly sings.” –Publishers Weekly
“Readers and listeners alike will enthusiastically respond to this book and instantly identify with the sentiments expressed.” –School Library Journal
“This is a dramatic partnership of text and images with strong curricular uses, and it will give young readers and listeners a simple way to express feelings and emotions that may often leave them wordless.” –Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
JERON ASHFORD FRAME was listening to a blues song on her car radio when she came up with the idea to write Yesterday I Had the Blues. When she’s not writing, Jeron works at an academic library and spends time with her three daughters and her cat, Boomer. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
R. GREGORY CHRISTIE is a three-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award. He has illustrated over twenty picturebooks and contributes regularly to the New Yorker and other magazines. Gregory works out of his studio in Brooklyn, New York. Visit www.gas-art.com.