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Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly


By Sue Heap and Nick Sharratt

Puffin, 2003

Nick likes green and red and pink and orange and yellow and purple jelly. Sue likes everything blue.

Nick and Sue are so different. He likes green aliens, for instance. She, on the other hand, prefers green and yellow aliens. But the one thing they both like? Each other. Award-winning illustrators Sue Heap and Nick Sharratt (Nick and Sue, get it?)  divvy up the drawings so even the youngest of readers will immediately grasp (and enjoy) how differently these two kids see the world. My copy was bought in the U.K. so I always read it aloud with a spectacularly bad British accent, but that’s just me. It will probably be just as endearing with, say, a flat Texas twang. (Probably.)

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