Snap! by Hazel HutchinsSnap! by Hazel Hutchins


byHazel HutchinsIllustratorDušan Petricic

Hardcover | August 7, 2015

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Snap! Scritch! Whoosh! There goes another crayon!

What could be more perfect than a brand new set of crayons? Evan can’t wait to use them, until Snap!, the brown one breaks in two. Then one by one, the others break, get crushed, are blown away, or simply disappear. How can he possibly draw when there’s no green, purple, or even black?

Evan feels like throwing things, but instead, he scribbles using all the bits and pieces that are left. But what’s this? Where yellow and blue cross, there’s green, and when blue and red get all mixed up, it creates just the right purple to draw monsters. Soon, all he’s left with are tiny stubs of red, yellow, and blue, but Evan discovers that even with just a few crayons, he can create new and exciting art¬—his imagination is the only tool he needs.

The winning combination of Hazel Hutchins’s lively text and Dušan Petričić’s ingenious illustrations make this a wonderful addition to every young child’s library.

Hazel Hutchins has written over 50 books for children and young adults and has received numerous awards for her work, including the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award for Mattland (2008). She lives in Canmore, Alberta. Dusan Petričić's brilliant illustrations have appeared around the world. His latest book, The Dance of the Violin, com...
Title:Snap!Format:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.77 × 10.33 × 0.31 inPublished:August 7, 2015Publisher:Annick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554517702

ISBN - 13:9781554517701


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic example of thinking outside the box! I bought this while my Kindie students were exploring colour and colouring mixing. I think I loved it more than they did! It reminded me a bit of This is Not a Box the way the child in the story begins to think of clever ways to solve his problems of running out of crayons and colours.
Date published: 2015-12-25

Editorial Reviews

“… a fun story about creativity, frustration, and the ways in which hardships … ensure the use of imagination in problem solving.”— Sense and Sensibility and Stories, /07/12/15