The Crayon: A Colorful Tale About Friendship
Aladdin, 2014 (2014)
Hardcover, Softcover, e-Book
Reviewed by Bob Walch
wo odd little creatures that resemble ink blots and feature large, very expressive faces discover some crayons. Soon they are scribbling away with glee but then the crayons become swords for a contest.
ops. The blue crayon is broken in half! Now what? One blot shares his whole crayon with his friend but that leads to other complications. Eventually, after some interesting additions of other crayons, the two friends work out their differences and all ends well.
f you remember
I Am Not a Copycat
you'll be familiar with Simon Rickerty's previous work. He doesn't use much text but rather lets his illustrations do the talking ... and they certainly do!
his is fun book that even older readers will find amusing and meaningful.
may appear quite simple on the surface, which is fine for the little folk, but give it some thought if you are an adult.
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