When a red-labeled crayon discovers he’s actually blue, he finds joy, ebullience and acceptance. Red tries to be a quintessential red crayon, coloring fire trucks, strawberries, hearts and cherries, but no matter the object, they all turn blue. Until Berry asks him to draw something blue. When Red succeeds, he feels free! He feels himself, and drawing becomes a delight. Finding strength in his difference, Red captures that feeling of ease, self-acceptance and freedom in an exuberant, far-reaching sky.
Smartly designed and appealing, Red’s story offers much for discussion and affirmation.