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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) 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.”


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About the Author

Michael Hall grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where autumn was memorable for football, floats, caramel apples, and spectacular colors. He is the creator of several acclaimed picture books for children, including  Frankencrayon, Red: A Crayon’s Story, My Heart Is Like a Zoo, Perfect Square, and It’s an Orange Aardvark! Michael Hall now lives with his family in Minneapolis, Minnesota—another city that shimmers in the fall.

About the Narrator

Robin Miles, also known as Violet Grey, is an accent specialist and award-winning narrator of over two hundred audiobooks. She was named the 2008 Best Voice in Fiction & Classics for The Pirate’s Daughter and 2008 Best Voice in Biography & History for Brother, I’m Dying.