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Annick Press Fall 2017

  • Reading Levels

    Guided Reading Level: M Lexile measure: AD530L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Out of stock Carton Quantity: 100 $12.95 CAD
    $9.95 USD
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By (author): Hazel Hutchins Illustrated by: Dusan Petricic
Hazel Hutchins ,

Illustrated by :

Dusan Petricic


Annick Press



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book
Paperback , Picture book


Juvenile: Age (years) 4 - 7, Grade (CAN) P - 2, Grade (US) P - 2, Reading age 4 - 7
Sep 12, 2017
$12.95 CAD


9.5in x 10 x 0.1 in | 140 gr

Page Count:

32 pages
Annick Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Colors
Best Bets List, Top Ten, Ontario Library Association 2016, Joint winner Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2016, Joint winner Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association 2016, Nominated Eric Hoffer Award, Honorable Mention 2016, Commended

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 Duan Petricic’s ingenious illustrations make this a wonderful addition to every young child’s library.

problem-solving; fantasy; art

Hazel Hutchins has written over 50 books for children and young adults and has received numerous awards for her work, including the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award for Mattland (2008). She lives in Canmore, Alberta.

Duan Petricic’s brilliant illustrations have appeared around the world in newspapers, magazines and award-winning picture books including The Truth About Wind, SNAP!, The Man With the Violin, Mattland, and My Toronto. Duan lives in Zemun, Serbia.

“A beautifully humorous ode to both pragmatism and imagination.”

- Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 07/15/15

“The illustrations are just perfect for the story. The details and expressions are ingenious enriching the text so well.”

- Storywraps, 07/14/15

“The illustrations in this story are mesmerizing.”

- Ventura County Star, 07/30/15

“A fun story about creativity, frustration, and the ways in which hardships . . . ensure the use of imagination in problem solving.”

- Sense and Sensibility and Stories, /07/12/15

“This gently affirming book . . . offers an important message.”

- Booklist, 11/01/15

“A sweet story to pair with other artistic titles in storytime.”

- School Library Journal, 11/15

“A delightful book.”

- Quill &?Quire, 10/15

“Uses repetition, onomatopoeia to great effect, creating a sense of rhythm and momentum.”

- The Deakin Review of Children’s Literature, Winter/16

“Will become a favourite of all families and will make a great addition to any library or home.”

- Resource Links, 02/16

“Lively and charming.”

- Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 09/19/15

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