Red: A Crayon's Story

Michael Hall


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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!

Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published: 02/03/2015
Pages: 40
Weight: 0.9lbs
Size: 11.70h x 8.40w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9780062252074
Age: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 1.6
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 171697 / Red: A Crayon's Story

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2014
Publishers Weekly 12/15/2014
Horn Book Magazine 01/01/2015 pg. 65
School Library Journal 02/01/2015 pg. 70
Booklist 02/01/2015 pg. 57
Shelf Awareness 02/10/2015
School Library Journal 02/01/2017 pg. 30

About the Author
Hall, Michael: -

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.