Selected Reviews

Boston Globe

“It’s early in the year for sweeping declarations, but I can’t help myself: Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall will be one of 2015’s sensations in kid lit.”


Horn Book Magazine

“Smart design, bold colors, and sharp details keep the story both effective and amusing.”


Publishers Weekly

“Stories about accepting differences abound, but this one delivers its message in an unexpectedly affecting way.”


Huffington Post

“Funny and clever, with a wonderful message about embracing who we are, Red is a great addition to anyone’s holiday list.”


Booklist (starred review)

“A fresh approach to colors and feelings. … Readers will share all the emotional elements of the tale—humor, despair, sadness, frustration, and finally, excitement.”


Shelf Awareness

“A smart, insightful coming-of-age story for [the] youngest readers.”


USA Today

“This story of mistaken identity has a simple yet profound premise that makes it feel fresh.”


Elizabeth Bird

“The metaphor is effortless. And there’s a final line in this book that’ll knock your socks off.”