Red: A Crayon's Story

Hardcover | February 3, 2015

byMichael 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 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.

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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 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 ob...

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This is a story about a crayon I know.I wrote it for you.

Michael Hall was once a scientist and has always been a Frankenstein fan. He is the creator of several acclaimed picture books for children, includingMy Heart Is Like a Zoo,Perfect Square, and It’s anOrange Aardvark!He lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 11.5 × 8.25 × 0.25 inPublished:February 3, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062252070

ISBN - 13:9780062252074

Customer Reviews of Red: A Crayon's Story

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet Story This endearing story about a blue crayon that gets a red label resonates with children. It is a powerful message about being true to ourselves.
Date published: 2016-11-25

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“[A] smart, insightful coming-of-age story for [the] youngest readers.”