Yellow & Pink

by William Steig

Paperback, 1988



Call number




Square Fish (1988), 32 pages


Two painted wooden figures argue about where they came from, whether they just happened by accident or were created by some other being.

User reviews

LibraryThing member curiousbutterpants
Two wooden toys - a short, stout pink one, coincidentally named Pink, and a tall, straight yellow one, coincidentally named Yellow - find themselves one day left out to dry on newspaper in the countryside.

They begin to wonder silently, and soon are openly questioning their entire existence: a bit
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unnerving to read about for two wooden toys, but in a way it's endearing. "Yellow and Pink" is definitely, in some way, William Steig's tribute to the Collodi's Pinocchio story that he loved so much as a child.

This is not, however, one of Steig's most enjoyable books. The two toys spend much of the book engaged in some kind of scientific, philosophical debate about their creation
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LibraryThing member MarthaL
Two wooden puppets one painted yellow one painted pink are lying on newspaper in the middle of a meadow. Soon they are discussing how they came to be. One takes the position of random accidents that caused them to evolve. The other is amazed at how wonderfully designed they are. This picture book
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concludes with a man picking up the puppet looking him over and saying, "Nice and drive."
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LibraryThing member SarahLinfield
Book is about a creative story of how things came to be. The characters, yellow and pink are questioning how they got there and became who they are today. They think they came from a storm, a broken tree, animals creating them, or they fell from a large hill and there just happened to be pink paint
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these are all ideas they came up with. This would be a great book for students to read and brainstorm with.
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LibraryThing member melscott
Yellow and Pink is a book about two wooden figures that come alive and ponder some very deep questions. They contemplate and create explanations for their existence and creation. Children may have a difficult time remaining interested in the characters and mature themes.



Gouden Griffel (Vlag en Wimpel — 1987)


Original language


Physical description

8.22 inches


0374487359 / 9780374487355
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