illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
It's me, Red Crayon.
We need to talk."
It would be really difficult not to love this picture book narrated from the perspective of some of kids' favorite tools--crayons.
Each crayon writes a letter to their owner, Duncan, with humorous individual requests and complaints.
Red crayon is overused and needs a rest, peach crayon lost his wrapper and feels naked without it, and yellow and orange crayon aren't speaking to one another because they both think they can be the sun on their own.
Daywalt's book is clever and funny while also including significant underlying messages about individual worth, appreciation, creativity, and the power of one's full potential.
Oliver Jeffers' illustrations are equally fun, childlike and endearing.