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Red: A Crayon's Story Hardcover – Picture Book, February 3, 2015
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“When a red-labeled crayon discovers he’s actually blue, he finds joy, ebullience and acceptance. . . . Hall’s compositions . . . convey a strong sense of emotion. Red captures [his feelings] . . . in an exuberant, far-reaching sky. Smartly designed and appealing, Red’s story offers much for discussion and affirmation.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Crayon Red may be labeled red, but he colors blue. . . . Once he lets go of his label and proclaims, “I’m blue!” everything turns around . . . Smart design, bold colors, and sharp details keep the story both effective and amusing.” (Horn Book Magazine)
“Red is a crayon, and children will see his problem right away: his label reads ‘red,’ but he’s blue. . . . The overly cheerful encouragement Red endures will sound familiar to any child who’s struggled to perform. . . . Unexpectedly affecting.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Funny and poignant . . . Hall’s latest picture book is all about staying true to oneself, no matter what others say. . . . Witty and heartwarming [and] sure to become a favorite for children and adults alike.” (School Library Journal)
“Funny and clever, with a wonderful message about embracing who we are.” (Huffington Post)
“This story of mistaken identity has a simple yet profound premise that makes it feel fresh.” (USA Today)
“[A] smart, insightful coming-of-age story for [the] youngest readers.” (Shelf Awareness)
- Lexile measure : AD380L
- Item Weight : 14.6 ounces
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780062252074
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062252074
- Dimensions : 8.25 x 0.25 x 11.5 inches
- Publisher : Greenwillow Books; Illustrated edition (February 3, 2015)
- ASIN : 0062252070
- Reading level : 4 - 8 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ps. And I am totally giving this to a trans teen I know. An easy way of saying who you are is just great. So yes, good for trans/gay etc. kids too just not exclusive to them.
I had my seven year old son read this and he LOVED it. His interpretation was that you keep trying and you'll see what you're good at.
No matter how you read it, it's about acceptance and loving yourself and others no matter how they may be...and I don't see how that could be a negative.
I can't recommend this book enough as it has value and purpose in a person's life. The Hero is Berry. Typically heroes are ordinary people that allow/facilitate us to be our best selves. We all need a "Berry" in our lives. We all deserve a teacher, relative, or friend that creates a safe space for us to express ourselves without criticism, shame, or oppression. This is my favorite book. I can relate to RED. It is a very personal story to me.
There wasn't anything available in the 70s or 80s like this for me. Could it have changed my life as a child?
I think it would have. This has become my absolute favorite book. it is my new #1.
My three favorites were WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak
THE KNIGHT AND THE DRAGON by Tomi De Paola
MOM RICHARD HAS A BIG FAT BUTT by Rudi Rudolph
RED by Michael Hall is NOT like the series Drew Daywalt. Oliver Jeffers illustrates the "crayon" stories in a delightful and fun style of art. BTW, I own all the "crayon" books and merchandise. The series is that good.
RED is illustrated by the author. There isn't anything that is as fantastic as RED. It is the best story.
I just ordered all his other books.