When we were sent a copy of Crayon by Simon Rickerty I wasn't really sure what to expect as we hadn't really enjoyed his previous book Monkey Nut all that much. But, that had gone on to win the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, which goes to show just how much book reviews really depend on what type of thing you like and just because we enjoy or dislike something doesn't necessarily mean that everyone else will think the same – life would be dull if that was the case!
The idea in Crayon is relatively simple – red "blog" has a blue crayon and blue has a red one. Both are happily drawing on their own sides of the book until one suddenly oversteps the centre fold and a squabble starts. And we all know that when red and blue mix … you get purple!
Little Miss C absolutely loved this book, especially as she was immediately excited by the fact that the crayons look just like her ones. By the end she was incredibly inspired to get her crayons out and I was very impressed with her first masterpiece.
There's no doubt about where her inspiration came from.
LMC was incredibly excited to draw our family "just like the colour family in the book" and it was great to see her try and reproduce something as well as she did.
Crayon has become a firm favourite in our house and I'm definitely going to make sure that LMC's accompanying artwork goes on display too.
This year I'm joining in with #kidsbookaweek over on Kirsty's Damson Lane blog. The aim is to share one children's book a week with your little ones. Truth be told – I'm guessing we may struggle to only share one a week! This week Kirsty and her son are sharing Snowflakes by Cerrie Burnell and Laura Ellen Anderson.
Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of Crayon for the purposes of this review. This post contains affiliate links.