Monday, January 2, 2023

"The Life of a Crayon" - a bookwrap



The Life of a Crayon

A Colorful Story of Never-Ending Beginnings

by Christopher Willard; Tara Wosiski


* Reading Age:  4-8 years

* Grade Level:  PS-3

* Length:  32 pages

*Publisher:  Shambhala Publications, Inc., Bala Kids

* Pub. Date:  February 28, 2023

* ISBN-10:  1611809770

* ISBN-13:  978-1611809770

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 


The Book

This charming book documents the life journey of a  green crayon and its owner. 

"When Green arrives in a crayon box as a present to a little girl, he has no idea of the impact he will have on her life in small but profound and meaningful ways."

Green shares his adventures and feelings as he travels through life.  Unfortunately he grows shorter  and shorter as the little girl grows taller and taller each year.  

The reader is invited to join them on their journey of creativity.  As life progresses Green shrinks small and smaller but is never out of reach of his owner's loving hands.  He definitely is the favourite colour in her crayon box above all the other colours present.  

The now grown-up girl has a child of her own and is able to retain Green even longer by blending the remains of her old worn-out crayons together and making them into a beautiful candle for her son to enjoy.  

I love this heartwarming sweet story and the illustrations are lovely to behold and very kid-friendly.  The book lends itself to discussing colours, the aging process and recycling.  This colourful story will have you re-assessing the value and love of the crayons in your own crayon box. What"s your favourite colour?  I highly recommend it.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author



DR. CHRISTOPHER WILLARD is an author and educator who teaches at Harvard Medical School and serves on the board of the Mindfulness in Education Network and the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. An established speaker in both meditation and psychotherapy communities, he regularly leads workshops and presents at conferences around the world.


About the Illustrator

TARA WOSISKI is an artist, author and art educator. She teaches mindfulness to children and adults and creates large scale community artworks designed to produce experiences of awe. She received her MAT degree through the University of The Arts in Philadelphia, PA and was trained to teach mindfulness through the Center for Resilience in Providence, RI. She is deeply connected to nature and has a life-long passion for learning about the brain. Tara is always working on many types of creative endeavors. 

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