by Hazel Hutchins
illustrated by Dusan Petricic
What can be better than a brand new box of crayons, I love when it’s school supply time and seeing all those boxes. All those bright colors and points all in the little orange-ish yellow and green box. My girls are older and don’t use crayons much anymore they have graduated to colored pencils but they say they still love the smell of new crayons. Snap! is a book that all parents and kids can relate to. One minute you are coloring with your crayons the next one snaps and breaks. Kids usually don’t like this and I remember many times having to tape the parts together. Evan just like all kids soon see’s that broken crayons, crayon nibs, and wrapper-less crayons are just a new way to color. They offer so many coloring opportunities from double and triple line (or more) coloring with the broken pieces. Evan discovers the joys of crayon rubbings and more. Snap! is the perfect book for kids, parents and teachers. This book would be great in the preschool and younger elementary grade classrooms or even for an art teacher to read the first few days of art. Grab a copy of Snap! , a box of crayons, paper and a bunch of fun items to rub and you have a great way to extend this adorable picture book.
summary: 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.
Thank you Annick Press Ltd, Hazel Hutchins and Dusan Petricic for allowing me to review Snap!. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the free picture book.