You don't mean green? Look, here is green… A pickle green, A big frog green, A leaf, a tree, a green bean green. Did you say green? NO, I SAID RED! As an older sister teases her younger brother with jaunty rhymes featuring primary colors, he manages to remain focused on red. In addition to greens of every kind, she draws his attention to the blue of skies and the blue of eyes, to the yellow of lemonade, sunshine, and daisies. She even offers the possibility of purple, brown, or pink — but her brother is not to be distracted or deterred. In the nick of time, he finds what he's been looking for, and as he retrieves his beautiful kite from the tree where it has fallen, astute youngsters will see for themselves just why he "said red." Mary Serfozo's bouncy rhyme begs to be read aloud, and children will enjoy searching Keiko Narahashi's effusive watercolor paintings for the items (and colors) mentioned in this warm concept book. Useful for the youngest children still identifying colors, it can also be inspiration for creative projects — what items can students come up with to illustrate the feelings connected with other colors? This talented author/illustrator team has also collaborated on the engaging Rain Talk.