The last crayon by Fifi Colston

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This simple yet gorgeous picture book will be perfect for younger readers learning about colours. The opening page of the story shows six colourful squirrels finding a piece of paper and a box of crayons. They each choose the crayon that matches their own body colour and are able to easily compare their crayon to the sun, sky, grass, berries and butterflies. The squirrel with the grey crayon takes time to decide what his colour is compared to and cleverly comes up with a line drawing for all of the others to colour in.

This is a lovely story to share with younger readers with a very special message.

Themes: Crayons, Colours.

Kathryn Beilby