Red

A Crayon's Story
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Author(s): Michael Hall
Original Publish Date: Feb 03, 2015
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.08 hours)
Product Number: Z100090864
Released: Feb 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062415813
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
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Description

A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book by the New York TimesA??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.

Professional reviews

"Spoiler alert: Young listeners need to know that Red is a blue crayon with a red paper wrapper. With this information, the humor and the celebration of determination and individuality come shining through this story. When his family and his crayon friends canÕt figure out why Red is not a successful crayon, it takes a new friend to help him soar. As narrator, Robin Miles purposefully lets each story moment have the spotlight, and she gives personality to everyone in the crayon box. RedÕs teacher has an authentic Òteacher voiceÓ when encouraging him, his grandparents sound well meaning but dismayed, and the scissorsÕ brisk speaking pace suggests their quick snips. Best of all is MilesÕs depiction of RedÕs elation when he begins his new project. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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