Grey Man Flower Man is written by Patricia Moraz and illustrated by Valerie Allard.
Once upon a time, a grey fog descended on a city.
Everything turned grey and everyone had to go home.
Stuck inside, the Grey Man couldn't think of anything to do.
As day turned into week and weeks turned into months, there was nothing left for the Grey Man to watch.
One day, he looked in the mirror and, to his horror, couldn't see his face anymore.
He shouted but his words made no sense. And he started to run far away from that room and the mirror.
He ran and ran until he found himself in a beautiful garden.
He realized he had left the city far behind. The garden delighted him.
He found a small mirror but when he looked inside, he still didn't have his face.
He could feel the flowers but he couldn't feel himself.
He explored and he worked and he explored and he worked.
And finally, he could feel a face he knew he would love to enliven.
He was so grateful that he wanted to thank the garden but when he spoke outloud, there was no sound. And he ran back to that city to find his voice.
When he got to the city, he discovered it was still grey. But now, he glowed with color.
When people gathered to ask him why he wasn't grey, he spoke and a flower language came from his lips. And to his amazement, people understood what he said.
Little by little, each person began to glow with color. Little by little, the fog was chased away and the city beamed out to the world.