Red: A Crayon’s Story is a clever, funny and insightful book by Michael Hall. It’s about a red crayon … well kind of. Everyone expects Red to draw red things but try as he might he can’t, because Red is actually a blue crayon. He just has the wrong label.
Kids and adults will both enjoy this story, with its cast of well-meaning crayon friends and family all offering their advice. It’s a story that can be appreciated on different levels, presenting themes of identity, the labels we put on ourselves and others, and being true to yourself. An absolute gem!
Red: A Crayon’s Story
Author/Illustrator: Michael Hall
Publisher: Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins Childrens
First published: 2015