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The Crayon Box that Talked (1996): You Don’t Know Me, Fool

Shane DeRolf, The Crayon Box that Talked (Scholastic, 1996)

The crayons in the box argue amonst themselves on the book's cover.

Order in the court!
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Cute, if not terribly above-average, book about the celebration of difference—none of the crayons in the box gets along until an optimistic child buys the box, takes it home, and shows all the colors how they have to work together to create a picture. It took the Bean quite a while to warm up to this one, but I think he’s getting the hang of it now. Not sure how well it holds up to repeated re-reads, since he never asks for them with this one, but nice enough in small doses. ***

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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