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The Crayon Box that Talked [Hardcover]

By Shane Derolf (Author), Michael Letzig (Author) & Michael Letzig (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane Derolf & Michael Letzig...

Hearing a chatty box of crayons gabbing on a shelf in a toy store, a passerby gets an important lesson in harmony as the multicolored cast of characters express the joys of having such a wonderful mix of friends in this charming retelling of a classic poem that became the theme for the Ad Council's 1997 National Anti-Discrimination Campaign for Children. Reissue.

Publishers Description
""While walking through a toy store, the day before today, I overheard a crayon box with many things to say..." "Once upon a time, Shane DeRolf wrote a poem. It was a deceptively simple poem, a charming little piece that celebrates the creation of harmony through diversity. The folks at the Ad Council heard it--and liked it so much that they made it the theme for their 1997 National Anti-Discrimination Campaign for Children. Following on the heels of nearly a year's worth of televised public service announcements, Random House is phonored to publish the picture book, illustrated in every color in the crayon box by dazzling newcomer Michael Letzig and conveying the sublimely simple message that when we all work together, the results are much more interesting and colorful.

Awards and Recognitions
The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane Derolf & Michael Letzig has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award - 2000 Nominee - Picture Book category

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane Derolf & Michael Letzig has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • School Library Journal - 01/22/1998
  • Publishers Weekly - 11/10/1997 page 72
  • School Library Journal - 02/01/1998 page 79
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1997 page 27

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.33" Width: 7.55" Height: 0.32"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 21, 1997
Publisher   Random House Books for Young Readers
Age  5-8
ISBN  0679886117  
ISBN13  9780679886112  

Availability  111 units.
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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
3Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Basic Concepts > Colors
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Poetry > General
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7Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Self-Esteem & Self-Respect > Fiction
8Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > Activities & Toys

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Love it!  Apr 22, 2008
I first received this book as a gift from my daughters daycare teacher. We read it every night for years. When I came across it again on this site, I had to purchase it. Great story and morals - but we love it for the bright colors, catchy phrasing, and of course the memories behind the book. Great price and love the hardback book (as our original was paperback).
extremely cute  Feb 28, 2008
This is a great book that my daughter's preschool actually turned into a short play done by the parents. It was too cute. We still read it regularly 2 years later.
THe Crayon Box  Sep 30, 2007
A very simple book that demonstrates how we must all get along and accept each other because together we make a better world.
Fun idea!   Jan 4, 2007
This is a well written book about a very cute idea. My daughter (2 1/2) loves it.
The Crayon Box That Talked  Sep 1, 2006
I recieved my book in great condition and within a weeks time. Was great, I have continued to order from this site.

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