children's literature

Book Review: The Day the Crayons Quit

Duncan just wants to color, but the twelve crayons in his desk have some concerns they want heard. The story unfolds through a series of letters, one from each crayon, and accompanying crayon illustrations. When everyone is able to have their side heard, the resulting harmony is gloriously Technicolor.

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Published 2013 by Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. Reviewed for book genre training at My Place Of Work; review originally posted at Goodreads.

Book Review: Red, A Crayon's Story

Red is a crayon who's red - his little paper label says so! But he has a hard time living up to expectations until one of his friends sees past the word on his side to the real Red within. The colorful cut paper and crayon illustrations are eye-catching and do an excellent job of supporting the reader's developing sympathy for Red.

Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall. Published 2015 by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. 40 pages, illustrated. Reviewed for book genre training at My Place of Work. Review originally posted at goodreads.

Book Review: Bark, George

Bark, George! A puppy named George and his harried mama deal with an unconventional problem in this funny picture book. Its colorful illustrations are simple, but add to the hilarity. A great selection for preschool storytimes or for kids who love funny stories.

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer. Published 1999 by Michael di Capua Books. 32 pages, illustrated. Reviewed for book genre training at My Place of Work.