This book teaches a simple message of diversity and how to get along. Author, Shane DeRolf originally wrote this as a poem about the creation of harmony from discord.
The crayons have to live together and get along in harmony. And if you like sharing stories about inanimate objects that talk – this one’s for you! Children are fascinated by this. A little girl is walking through a store and overhears a box of crayons arguing.
“We are a box of crayons
That doesn’t get along.”
Said Blue to all the others,
“Something here is wrong!”
She buys the crayons and begins to color a landscape scene. The crayons watch closely and see what happens when all the crayons work together. The rhyming, catchy phrases make it perfect for a readaloud for preschoolers and also for the lesson content for much older children – on how to live, and work together and how to get along! They watched as green became the grass…
“I do like Red! Said Yellow.
And Green said, “So do I!”
And, Blue, you were terrific,
So high up in the sky!”
and because they worked so well together the picture became complete.
Check the WRL catalog for The Crayon Box that Talked.