The story is not really the point of this book. The exuberant pictures awash with bright colors are the reason to pick this book up. Swatch goes about her color taming while wearing the starkest black and white, and it would be fun to have young readers locate her in the panels while the book is being read to them. Denos combines line drawings with impressionistic brush strokes full of color in a charming way that are reminiscent of some of the later 1960s picture books.
Denos has an interesting artistic technique, and I can see this book being enjoyed by readers who like Eric Carle's tissue paper collages or who want a fun way to investigate colors and the way they make people feel.