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Author: Michael Hall Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9780062415813
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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] fresh approach to colors and feelings…Readers will share the all the emotional elements of the tale—humor, despair, sadness, frustration, and finally, excitement.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Red is a crayon, and children will see his problem right away: his label reads ‘red,’ but he’s blue…The overly cheerful encouragement Red endures will sound familiar to any child who’s struggled to perform…Unexpectedly affecting.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Smartly designed and appealing, Red’s story offers much for discussion and affirmation.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Crayon Red may be labeled red, but he colors blue…Once he lets go of his label and proclaims, ‘I’m blue!’ everything turns around…Sharp details keep the story both effective and amusing.”

    Horn Book Magazine

  • “Spoiler alert: Young listeners need to know that Red is a blue crayon with a red paper wrapper. With this information, the humor and the celebration of determination and individuality come shining through this story. When his family and his crayon friends can’t figure out why Red is not a successful crayon, it takes a new friend to help him soar. As narrator, Robin Miles purposefully lets each story moment have the spotlight, and she gives personality to everyone in the crayon box. Red’s teacher has an authentic ‘teacher voice’ when encouraging him, his grandparents sound well meaning but dismayed, and the scissors’ brisk speaking pace suggests their quick snips. Best of all is Miles’ depiction of Red’s elation when he begins his new project. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Michael Hall is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestseller My Heart Is Like a Zoo, as well as the critically acclaimed Perfect Square, and Cat Tale. Michael is also an award-winning graphic designer whose work has been widely recognized for its simple and engaging approach. He lives in Minneapolis.

About the Narrator

Robin Miles, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, an Audie Award for directing, and many Earphones Awards. Her film and television acting credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in theater studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.