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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Red, A Crayon's Story



Red,  A Crayon's Story
by Michael Hall


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!

This story is appropriate for pre-school aged groups.  Certainly, Kindergarteners and First Graders could discuss the theme with more sophistication.  There are many different themes that Hall introduces in his story, Red, a crayon's story.
Here are a few: 
* Believe in Yourself
*Overcoming doubt
*Treat Others the Way You Want to be Treated
*Acceptance
* Perseverance
* Kindness
* Differences
*Never Giving Up


Preschoolers and Kindergarteners especially will delight with Hall's books.  Read them aloud and start a book talk with your early readers.

Michael Hall is my newest favorite author.  His books are intelligent, warm and surely capture imagination.  creative and fun to read... more fun to discuss...

here are some reader response pages for beginning readers to use with this book

click HERE  to find reader response pages for this book

Thank you for visiting and check back later for another wonderful book by Michael Hall.  I think it may be my favorite.   


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