The Forgotten Crayon

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Product Details

Price
$17.99
Publisher
Mineditionus
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.6 X 9.7 X 0.6 inches | 1.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9789888341986

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About the Author

Yoko Maruyama is a self-taught artist who has long loved creating her own picture books. She is the author of Little Santa.

Reviews

"A boy named Lucas buys a box of 12 crayons. In spring, he draws with the brown, dark green, light green, and pink ones. During summer and fall, he uses the others, with one exception. Now they are all short except the white one, which is shocked to hear Lucas ask for a box of new crayons. A girl buys his old ones at a yard sale. Thrilled with the tall white crayon, Olivia uses it as a resist. She draws sea creatures and paints over them with watercolors, creating an underwater scene. White-crayon dots become stars in the dark sky, and drawing a snowy day gives the white crayon quite a workout. Capturing the tone children use when ascribing emotions to inanimate objects, the writing lightly personifies the crayons, who yearn to be purchased and are happiest when well used. The luminous artwork is soft-textured and, like the text, quiet in approach. The final scene shows the crayons in their box, now varied in height as well as color, with 12 contented smiles. Viewers will find themselves smiling, too." --Carolyn Phelan, Booklist