Crayon by Simon Rickerty


Written by Simon Rickerty

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Simply conceived, this witty colouring catastrophe highlights the importance of friendship – and sharing. Red and Blue crayons are friends – they love entertaining each other with their own colours. But when they mix, Purple arrives. Can Red and Blue still be friends? And what about the other colours? Soon all the colours of the rainbow join in the fun.

From the author/illustrator of Monkey Nut, which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 and is currently nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.


Crayon by Simon Rickerty

Colouring is fun! Colouring is great! As long as you keep your crayon on YOUR side of
the paper...
A bit of red here. A bit of red there. A bit of red... HEY! You’re colouring on my side!
This bit of the book is for BLUE.
So begins a colourful squabble that takes an unexpected turn.

This fun and colorful book will leave your little ones wanting to create masterpieces.
Make sure they stick to their side though!

About the Author

Simon Rickerty

Simon Rickerty studied illustration at the Royal College of Art in London, where he won two awards and graduated with a Masters in Communication Art and Design. He won his first award at the tender age of four (the Bedfordshire under-fives Children’s Book Drawing

His picture book Monkey Nut won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013.

Simon lives in Bedfordshire.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

2nd January 2014




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