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The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons

The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons

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Celebrating the inventor of the Crayola crayon This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved toys. A perfect fit among favorites like The Day the Crayons Quit and Balloons Over Broadway.

purple mountains' majesty, mauvelous, jungle green, razzmatazz...

What child doesn't love to hold a crayon in their hands? But children didn't always have such magical boxes of crayons. Before Edwin Binney set out to change things, children couldn't really even draw in color.

Here's the true story of an inventor who so loved nature's vibrant colors that he found a way to bring the outside world to children - in a bright green box for only a nickel With experimentation, and a special knack for listening, Edwin Binney and his dynamic team at Crayola created one of the world's most enduring, best-loved childhood toys - empowering children to dream in COLOR


Author: Natascha Biebow
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 03/19/2019
Pages: 48
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 11.10h x 8.70w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781328866844
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.1
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 503111 / Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons


Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 02/01/2019 pg. 79
Booklist 11/15/2018 pg. 42
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2019
Publishers Weekly 01/07/2019
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2019
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2019 pg. 97
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Natascha Biebow's favorite crayon color is periwinkle blue because it makes her heart sing. She loves to draw and make stuff, just like Edwin Binney. She lives in London, where writes, edits, coaches and mentors children's book authors and illustrators at Blue Elephant Storyshaping, and is the long-time Regional Advisor of SCBWI British Isles. This is her first non-fiction picture book. Find her at nataschabiebow.com.

Steven Salerno has illustrated many popular picture books for children, including Brothers at Bat and The Fantastic Ferris Wheel. He lives and works in New York City.

www.stevensalerno.com

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