Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall - ESSENTIAL

Hall, Michael Red: A Crayon’s Story.  PICTURE BOOK.  Greenwillow (Harper), 2015.  $18.  Content: G.

His wrapper says his is Red, but every time he tries to be red, it comes out wrong.  When he works with yellow to draw an orange, it comes out a big green blob instead.  Everyone has ideas about what is wrong and what might fix him.  Until purple asks him to look at himself in a whole different way. 

Fabulous!  A small child will love the antics of a crayon labeled the wrong color, while an older reader will get the deeper meanings of not letting others determine what you actually are. Perfect combination of text and illustrations.  

Pre-K, EL (K-3), EL – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS.

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