Little Blue and Little Yellow

Today I am pleased to present a very special book, “Little Blue and Little Yellow”. A wonderful story of color and friendship, this picture book warms children’s hearts and is perfect for play and learning time.

¥1,269 (2024/03/20 11:02時点 | Amazon調べ)

Basic Information

  • Title: Little Blue and Little Yellow
  • Author: Leo Lionni
  • Illustrator: Leo Lionni
  • Year of Publication: 1959
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Age range: 3 to 7 years old


“Little Blue and Little Yellow” is a warm story about color and friendship. The main characters in this book are Little Blue, a little blue dot, and Little Yellow, a little yellow dot. They are very good friends and always play together. One day, while playing, they hug each other and get mixed up in green. When they return home, their family is puzzled because they do not recognize them. Little Blue and Little Yellow must find a way to return to their original colors.


This picture book is a simple yet intense visual that will capture the hearts and minds of children. The characters, represented only by colored dots, are easy for children to understand and stimulate their imagination. Also, the way new colors are created by mixing colors together is a great way to learn about colors.

Discover and Learn

From this story, children can learn the importance of friendship and the importance of overcoming differences and understanding each other. They can also gain basic knowledge about colors through the process of mixing colors to create new colors. In this way, “Little Blue and Little Yellow” is a picture book that is not only fun to read but also instructive.

Recommended Readers

This picture book is ideal for children ages 3-7 who are interested in colors and friendship. It can also be read together with parents and children to encourage them to talk about colors and friendship. Teachers can use it to teach about colors in class or as a teaching tool to convey the importance of friendship and mutual understanding.


“Little Blue and Little Yellow” is a simple yet heartwarming story about colors and friendship, by Leo Lionni, that teaches children the magic of colors and the value of friendship. This book can be read with parents and children, used as a teaching tool in schools, or enjoyed in any setting. This book is recommended for everyone who wants to learn the value of friendship through the magic of colors.

Japanese translation here


I am a mother of one child with a love of picture books! The time I spend reading picture books with my child is a treasure for me. In this blog, I introduce picture books that have left a deep impression on me and share the charm of stories that nurture children's imagination and sensitivity, and also inspire us adults to learn and be moved by them. I aim to create a place where readers can connect and empathize with each other through picture books. Thank you!

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