When a young girl gets a brand-new box of crayons, the adventures begin. But one crayon, Green, is the one that we follow. This is her favorite color, and we see how the many green things come into play (and drawing) as she grows. Not only does she have fun and is artistic but learns lessons too. Such as we might get our paintings praised if on the paper, but on the wall not so much. And to have patience as during the autumn months we do not need to use Green as much.
Overall, The Life of a Crayon: A Colorful Story of Never-Ending Beginnings gives us the life of a crayon and how no matter how small it gets it can always be used for something else. And even if you grow all the way up yourself (unlike crayons as they get older which grow down) you can still share the love of the crayon and the lessons it teaches.
Christopher Willard and Tara Wosiski might be basing their story on their own experiences (really do not know), but it can be relatable to everyone. Because we the reader see the little girl grow from squiggles on the page to more sophisticated and detailed work. We know that first line and that first broken crayon, the first time we realized we did not use “that crayon” for a picture and we know what it is like to share with friends and family.
And we have Holly Clifton-Brown and their art to bring that to life for us. The cover shows you the inside work, but there is also more to them. Everything is simple, but not simplistic and they are colorful and fun. While most ages can enjoy it, it is probably better for the slightly older child.
Due late February/early March, this was read on Edelweiss.