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The Last Two Crayons
By (author): Leah Freeman-Haskin Illustrated by: Shantala Robinson
Leah Freeman-Haskin ,

Illustrated by :

Shantala Robinson

Imprint:

Groundwood Books - Toronto

ISBN:

9781773066233

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book, Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Picture book, Printed dust jacket
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 6, Grade (CAN) P - 1, Grade (US) P - 1
Apr 04, 2023
$18.99 CAD
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Dimensions:

9.75in x 8.38 in | 0.93 lb

Page Count:

32 pages

Illustrations:

Full color throughout
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural
  • Short Description

Sienna looks forward to drawing a picture for her school’s spring art show, until she ends up with the last two crayons—dark brown and light brown.

Sienna looks forward to drawing a picture for her school’s spring art show, until she ends up with the last two crayons …

By the time Sienna arrives at the art table in her classroom, all the crayons are gone except dark brown and light brown. Now how can she make a special picture for the art show? Andy teases that all she’ll be able to draw is mud and dog poop. Her teacher tries to cheer her up, telling her that lots of wonderful things are brown. So Sienna imagines some of her favorite things — her grandma’s rose garden, her new bicycle, rainbows — but none of them are brown! Her friends remind her that chocolate ice cream is brown, and so is the grizzly bear at the zoo. Sienna draws both, with the help of her friends, but neither picture seems special enough. In the end, inspired by an early memory, Sienna comes up with her own idea for a drawing that’s perfect for the art show.

The Last Two Crayons looks at the beautiful world of brown, with a heartwarming and empowering ending that celebrates diversity, creativity and family.


Key Text Features

dialogue

illustrations

vignettes


Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.2

Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4

Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7

Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

  • As a child, Leah was inspired by the picture book Brown Is a Beautiful Color by Jean Carey Bond to see beauty in the color brown, and she wanted to write a similarly empowering story for a new generation.
  • Though books with a similar theme have been published before, The Last Two Crayons stands out for its strong character-driven story.
  • This is Leah’s debut picture book, and Shantala has published just one previous book, which Kirkus called “a magical encounter with nature.”

LEAH FREEMAN-HASKIN is a debut children’s book author, a content creator and the founder of BLK Oceans, a website dedicated to promoting Black-owned businesses. As a child, she was inspired by a picture book to see beauty in the color brown, which helped change her perspective on her own sense of beauty and self-acceptance. Leah lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with her husband and two young sons.

SHANTALA ROBINSON is an illustrator, graphic designer and fine artist whose art is inspired by both her urban and natural surroundings. She lives in New Westminster, British Columbia, with her partner and two young children.

A sensitive and age-appropriate tale to spark conversations about skin color.

- Kirkus

Told through a relatable art class activity with child-friendly vocabulary, this is a good book to celebrate diversity, coming together, and feeling good about who one is.

- CLCD Children's Literature

This is a gentle and affirming picture book about self-acceptance and the importance of family.

- School Library Connection

A heartwarming picture book [that] champions diversity while still remaining grounded, realistic and joyful.

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

A charming debut, accompanied by warm, welcoming ­illustrations, sure to set off conversations about the language of color and the ­inclusion of every hue.

- School Library Journal

This is a delightful, inspiring book for first readers … The illustrations … are cute, colourful and extra-large, adding cheerful notes to the text.

- Winnipeg Free Press

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