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Red : a crayon's story

by Hall, Michael, 1954-

Format: Print Book 2015
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Summary

A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York Times-bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and It's an Orange Aardvark! Funny, insightful, and colorful, Red: A Crayon's Story, by Michael Hall, is about being true to your inner self and following your own path despite obstacles that may come your way. Red will appeal to fans of Lois Ehlert, Eric Carle, and The Day the Crayons Quit, and makes a great gift for readers of any age!

Red has a bright red label, but he is, in fact, blue. His teacher tries to help him be red (let's draw strawberries!), his mother tries to help him be red by sending him out on a playdate with a yellow classmate (go draw a nice orange!), and the scissors try to help him be red by snipping his label so that he has room to breathe. But Red is miserable. He just can't be red, no matter how hard he tries! Finally, a brand-new friend offers a brand-new perspective, and Red discovers what readers have known all along. He's blue! This funny, heartwarming, colorful picture book about finding the courage to be true to your inner self can be read on multiple levels, and it offers something for everyone.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Red is blue he can't seem to color anything correctly. Other crayons try to help, to no avail. His parents and grandparents worry. Everyone is afraid there is something wrong with Red until Purple, who has drawn a fine boat, asks him to draw a blue ocean. At first, Red says he can't, but Purple insists he try. Children who know their colors will immediately see what's wrong: Red's paper sleeve has been mistakenly put on a blue crayon! Readers will share all the emotional elements of the tale humor, despair, sadness, frustration, and finally, excitement as Red (and all the other crayons) witness and take pride in his success. The solid text is matched by the eye-catching artwork. Often placed against pages of shiny white or black, the crayons and their scribblings will charm children (who will also get the message that when it comes to creativity, strawberries and hearts can also be colored blue). Adults may have to help younger kids catch the nuances of size and color, such as the slightly worn-down brown and olive-green crayons for parents, and short, stubby silver and gray crayons for grandparents. There's lots to look at here. This fresh approach to colors and feelings will be great for sharing one-on-one or in a larger group.--Petty, J. B. Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Red is a crayon, and children will see his problem right away: his label reads "red," but he's blue. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he's a poor performer in school, where his drawings are expected to be red. Hall (It's an Orange Aardvark!) has a fine ear for dialogue, and the overly cheerful encouragement Red endures will sound familiar to any child who's struggled to perform: "I'll draw a red strawberry, then you draw a red strawberry," coaches the scarlet crayon. "You can do this. Really!" But a page turn reveals two rows of strawberries, one scarlet and the other... blue. A Greek chorus of grown-up crayons lined up across a black spread makes patronizing comments: "He's got to press harder." "Really apply himself!" Only when Red is at his wit's end does he meet Berry, a crayon who actually sees him. "Will you make a blue ocean for my boat?" Berry asks quietly, and that's all it takes to change Red's life. Stories about accepting differences abound, but this one delivers its message in an unexpectedly affecting way. Ages 4-8. Agent: Anna Olswanger, Olswanger Literary. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Color -- Juvenile fiction.
Red -- Juvenile fiction.
Blue -- Juvenile fiction.
Identity (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
Crayons -- Juvenile fiction.
Color -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
Crayons -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2015
Edition First Edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 9780062252074
0062252070
9780062252098
0062252097
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