A metaphor of growing up takes place in "Red, Green, Blue, and Purple's" courtyard, called Get up & Go! Author Iris Ebia takes the reader on "Red, Green, Blue, and Purple's" journey from childhood through early adulthood. She outlines the family values of trust, encouragement, responsibility and independence. Get up & Go! 'reveals' to the child a 'great viewpoint' in life and respect for yours truly.