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Frankencrayon, by Michael Hall, is an interesting children's book. I love the book cover, it gets the mind thinking. The little notes throughout are sure to make kids laugh. Each crayon character is named its color so this could be used while working on naming colors. Another possibility would be to discuss the value of books and why we don't scribble in them. This is a very short book. While it is sort of comical, it isn't one I would buy for content. It lacks the substance to hook the reader. I believe it is a good idea, and maybe if it were a bit longer, or had more than a mention of a plot, it would be of more interest to readers.

Book Blurb for Frankencrayon

Ingenuity and surprise rule in this funny and colorful companion to Red: A Crayon’s Story written and illustrated by Michael Hall, the New York Times–bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo.

The crayons are ready to tell the thrilling tale of Frankencrayon. The costumes are made, the roles are cast, the pages are all set—but then disaster strikes. Someone has scribbled on the page! Hideous! Horrifying! The story can’t go on! Try as they might, the crayons can’t erase the scribble, and this picture book must be canceled. Until the crayons playing the title role of Frankencrayon think of a solution, that is. Michael Hall breaks borders and invites readers behind the scenes with his irresistible, clever style and bold artwork. A book about seeing beauty in unexpected places and the magic of storytelling.

Age Range: 4 - 8 years / Grade Level: Preschool - 3

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2016 3.00