Snap!Book - 2015
Snap! Scritch! Whoosh! There goes another crayon!
What could be more perfect than a brand new set of crayons? Evan can't wait to use them, until Snap!, the brown one breaks in two. Then one by one, the others break, get crushed, are blown away, or simply disappear. How can he possibly draw when there's no green, purple, or even black?
Evan feels like throwing things, but instead, he scribbles using all the bits and pieces that are left. But what's this? Where yellow and blue cross, there's green, and when blue and red get all mixed up, it creates just the right purple to draw monsters. Soon, all he's left with are tiny stubs of red, yellow, and blue, but Evan discovers that even with just a few crayons, he can create new and exciting art¬--his imagination is the only tool he needs.
The winning combination of Hazel Hutchins's lively text and Dusan Petričić's ingenious illustrations make this a wonderful addition to every young child's library.
From Library Staff
What happens when you break a crayon in half? You get two! This is a good book to discuss frustration with children, and to point out the new opportunities that arise. It also encourages children to explore and experiment.
Frustration turns into creative expression in this picture book that also includes some basic colour theory.
VaughanPLKasey May 05, 2017
A very charming story about child who realizes that a broken crayon is actually *two* crayons, then goes on to have many more great crayon-related discoveries. The book demonstrates creative thinking in a fun way
VaughanPLKelly May 18, 2017
Evan not only learns how to deal with frustration, he also learns some basic colour theory while exploring everything his crayons can do. Great for teaching children how to adapt, as well as the "happy accidents" that come with creative exploration.