by Micheal Hall
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. 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.Funny, insightful, and colorful, Red: A Crayon's Story 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!
"Funny and poignant . . . Hall's latest picture book is all about staying true to oneself, no matter what others say. . . . Witty and heartwarming [and] sure to become a favorite for children and adults alike."--School Library Journal
"Red is a crayon, and children will see his problem right away: his label reads 'red, ' but he's blue. . . . The overly cheerful encouragement Red endures will sound familiar to any child who's struggled to perform. . . . Unexpectedly affecting."-- Publishers Weekly
Target age group: 4 to 8
About the Author:
Michael Hall's favorite thing to eat is asparagus. He grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where autumn was memorable for football, floats, caramel apples, and spectacular colors. He is the creator of several acclaimed picture books for children, including Frankencrayon, Red: A Crayon's Story, My Heart Is Like a Zoo, Perfect Square, and It's an Orange Aardvark! Michael Hall lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota.