Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823422579, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2010
Something quite strange is afoot at Colin's school. The new substitute principal, Mr. Greystone, has a million rules. He becomes so furious when students draw on his bulletin board that he bans colored art supplies, --which has an eerie effect on the once-vibrant school. But Colin's crayons don't want to stay put in the trash can, so they plan an escape. Will kaleidoscopic hues return to Hughes Elementary? This zany picture book will supply readers with plenty of laughs and a wealth of information about color theory.
About the Author
Lynn Rowe Reed is the creator of numerous picture books. She is the author of Shark Kiss, Octopus Hug, illustrated by Kevin Cornell, and has illustrated other books, such as Punctuation Takes a Vacation by Robin Pulver and her own Pedro, His Perro, and the Alphabet Sombrero, which was selected for a Best in Children's Book Illustration show at the Museum of American Illustration. She has also illustrated for the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio.