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A Most Vivid Day!
A Most Vivid Day!

A Most Vivid Day!



40 Pages, 8.75 x 10.75

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: May 2010

ISBN 9780978541811

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Dream Character, Inc. (May 2010)
Golden Tree Press

Price: $16.95


Living in a world of darkness and knowing only shades of black and gray, Tommy the bat stays up a bit too late one day and is greeted by the sunrise—astonishing him with a world of beautiful, vivid colors. He embarks on a quest to find color of his own, having to overcome initially distrustful animals, looming storm clouds filled with rain, and an absent-minded sun in order to keep the world awash in magnificent hues. Tommy’s tale, full of imagination and color, provides a new and fascinating perspective on the world people see every day.


"Introduces children to important themes like sharing, working together and valuing the beauty and uniqueness in others. Young readers can follow Tommy's daring example when facing difficult challenges outside their comfort zone." —Sacramento Book Review

"This is a whimsical little story with charming watercolor illustrations and a plucky little bat." —ForeWord

"Lavishly illustrated with watercolors, reminiscent of Cooper Edens’ work, with messages about cooperation and sharing, art and beauty. Gorgeous! " —

"Watercolor illustrations bring the reader along on Tommy's adventures through the grays and blacks of nighttime and into the bright colors of the day. My four-year-old really enjoyed the story and has already asked to read it again. . . . her favorite part of the story was the way Tommy looked after the animals painted him. . . . I think this book, with its friendly watercolor artwork, could be read to children of all ages." —

"Children are sure to enjoy this story, which explores the idea that beauty truly is all around us. In addition, the author looks at the ways in which problems can be solved amicably if people will just be civil and generous towards each other. Full of gorgeous watercolor paintings that are bright and full of life, this book is sure to become a bedtime reading favorite." —Through the Looking Glass-Children's Book Reviews

"A wonderful, bright fable of learning and sharing and the value of community cooperation. Filled to the brim with bright, sun-drenched watercolor illustrations," —Midwest Book Review-Children's Bookwatch

Author Biography

Justin Young was born in Seoul, South Korea, and studied fine art and printmaking at Seoul National University. He relocated to New York City to study toy design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has since worked as a fine artist, graphic designer, photographer, and illustrator. He lives in Los Angeles, California.