- The Crayon Box that Talked published by Random House Books for Young Readers
- Written by: Shane DeRolf
- Illustrated by: Michael Letzig
- We recommend this book for kids ages Birth and up
What It Is
The Crayon Box that Talked is a brightly colored board book about what can be created when we celebrate diversity. In author Shane DeRolf's rhyming story, a little girl overhears a box of bickering crayons. She decides to buy them and take them home. As she starts to color, the crayons realize that, although they are each unique, when they work together "the picture is complete."
Is It Fun?
This board book's colorful illustrations by Michael Letzig will certainly engage young children as they follow the story in this book. The simple, rhyming text delivers the message of celebrating differences and cooperating in an amusing way.
Who It’s For
The Crayon Box that Talked is for ages birth-3.
What To Be Aware Of
This book was selected as the theme for the 1997 National Anti-Discrimination Campaign for Children.