Hailstones and Halibut Bones is written by Mary O’Neill and illustrated by John Wallner is a collection of poems about colors. Ms. O’Neill takes a variety of colors and makes them almost come to life. The language of the poems make you feel the colors and sense the mood of each color. The descriptions she uses and the illustrations allow the reader to feel the color. It is a wonderful book to use to help students express how they feel at different times. Colors in these poems take on a new dimension that fills the reader.