Enjoy another clever and educational book by Michael Hall. What happens when you are considered to be a red crayon? You even have a label on you that says you are RED. But whenever you are asked to create something that is red guess what color appears, BLUE! Your crayon friends, parents and grandparents are all trying to understand you but even through encouragement they get a bit frustrated with you, the red crayon. This labelled crayon that says RED never gives up and tries and tries to do what is expected of him. Will he ever realize his true self, his true color? Not let his label portray who his really is!
Michael Hall does a fabulous job with Red: a crayon’s story. He develops such creativity within this book as he conveys an important lesson about life that many people young and old struggle with today. The book gives parents and adults dealing with children the opportunity to discuss the importance of developing a sense of self and the effects of peer pressure. The illustrations are fun, large and comical as each crayon is named according to their relationship with red crayon. You will just have to pick up and read this book to appreciate the full impact of this delightful book.