S: A Color a Day World Julie Lowman
BC: In a special world, called Monochromia, they had all the colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink, but each day they saw only one color. Everyone was happy until one day the world was only black. Then, they had to figure out what to do.
FC: A Color a Day World | Julie Lowman
1: To my wonderful boys, Christopher & Nathan, I love you so much!
3: Once upon a time, there was a special place called Monochromia. This land was not like our land. In Monochromia, they had all the colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink, but every day they only had one color at a time.
4: When the people of Monochromia woke up on Mondays, everything was red. | A red sun shone over red trees and red grass.
5: For breakfast, the people ate red bacon and red eggs and drank red milk. | Then at nighttime, the world turned black.
6: On Tuesdays, everything was orange.
7: Orange boats sailed on orange water and orange planes flew in the orange sky. | Then at nighttime, the world turned black.
8: On Wednesdays, everything was yellow. | Yellow flowers surrounded the yellow houses.
9: The children played on yellow swings, yellow slides, and in yellow sandboxes. | Then at nighttime, the world turned black.
10: On Thursdays, everything was green.
11: Green clouds rained green raindrops and the people used green umbrellas. | Then at nighttime, the world turned black.
12: On Fridays, everything was blue. | Blue cars drove down blue streets.
13: People wore blue clothes and played with sports with blue equipment. | Then at nighttime, the world turned black.
14: On Saturdays, everything was purple. | Purple trees stood in front of the purple buildings.
15: The purple ocean washed up on the purple sand. | Then at nighttime, the world turned black.
16: On Sundays, everything was pink. | Pink houses lined the pink roads.
17: People brushed their teeth with pink toothbrushes and pink toothpaste. | And, Sunday nights, like every other night, the world turned black.
18: Then one night, everything changed. On a Sunday night the world went black like usual. Except the next day was not a typical red Monday.
19: When the people of Monochromia woke up that Monday morning, everything was still black.
20: The people were worried. They weren’t able to see anything. They got out their black flashlights and black lanterns so they could see something, but they were still very scared.
21: The mayor called a meeting in the town hall and everyone gathered there. All over the place you could hear people fretting. | What happened? | We can't see anything! | Everything is suppose to be red today, right? | What are we going to do?
22: “Order, order please, order everyone.” The mayor bellowed banging his black gavel on the black podium. “Does anyone have any ideas about what we should do?”
23: No one had any ideas except for a little boy named Nathan. In the back of the room, he spoke up in a small voice, “I have an idea.” | “What, who said that?” The mayor asked shining his flashlight over the crowd. “It was me.” Nathan said louder. “I have an idea.”
24: Nathan walked up the black stairs to the black stage. Everyone’s eyes were on him. | “Well, what is your idea, young man?” The mayor asked.
25: “I loved the colors so much that I wanted to see every color whenever I wanted. So I found seven empty jars. Each day for a week I captured one color in each jar. I kept them hidden under my bed. No matter what color the day was, I could still see any color I wanted.” Nathan explained.
26: “Wow! That’s amazing! But, how are the jars going to help us?” The mayor asked. | “I thought we could use the colors in them to paint our world whatever colors we want it to be.” Nathan suggested. | “That’s a great idea!” The mayor exclaimed. The crowd cheered. “Run to your house and bring back the jars quick!”
27: So, Nathan ran as fast as he could back to his house and retrieved the seven jars each with a different color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink. He brought them back to the town hall.
28: Then the people voted on what color everything should be. They decided to make the sky blue, the grass green, and the sun yellow. | Everyone got to choose whatever color they wanted for their houses, cars, clothes, and toys.
29: And so the world of Monochromia became a colorful place. Every day you could see every color: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink. | It was so colorful that the people decided to change the town’s name to Polychromia. | And, they lived happily ever after.
30: The End