By Phyllis Root
What is Bonnie Bumble to do when it rains so hard that the blue is washed right out of the sky? Phyllis Root explains in a humorous way
where the blue goes when it is no longer in the sky. Bonnie Bumble's farm and its animals are all turned a shade of blue. Bonnie dons her yellow rain slicker and carries her umbrella and goes to investigate. What she finds is a most unusual sight. There are blue chickens, a blue cow, a blue pig and a blue sheep. The
animals are all confused as they walk on the blue grass near the blue tree.
Even though the rain has stopped, Bonnie amazed to find some blue
eggs, blue milk and blue wool. She begins to feel blue herself and is
determined that this cannot go on. She gathers up all her paints and
brushes and gets to work. She paints the chicken brown with spots, the
cow yellow, the sheep white and the pig pink. The grass and trees are now painted green. She decides that she should paint the sky blue again too.
However, she discovers that her work is not done yet., when she
sees her dog. It seems that he has splashed in all of the paint buckets. Bonnie and all of the other animals are shocked to see the dog Spot's coat of many colors.
Helen Craig's awesome illustrations combined with Phyllis Root's
text make "Soggy Saturday" a delightful rainy day or any book to behold.