I recently read a short picture book called Colors, written by Dana Warren and illustrated by Stephen Macquignon. The book is a cute, simple rhyme that explores the beauty of colors. It's available through 4RV Publishing, who is the same company doing my books. In fact, Stephen is the one who will be illustrating my book, The Marshmallow Man, later this year.
The book got me thinking about favorite colors. Mine have always been blue and fuchsia. The last time the boys got a new box of Crayola crayons, I went nuts over the Wild Blue Yonder one. They got my favorite shade of blue down perfectly with this one. It looks just like faded blue jeans, or the shade of my favorite cowboy boots. I guess I went a little too nuts over it because the boys are scared to use it much. The other day Nathan said, "You can keep it in your room, if you want." What's even more funny is that I thought about it -- for a second. Click here to see all the current shades of Crayola crayons. They have a great website, by the way. I use it a lot for craft ideas. There's nothing better than a new box of crayons!
So -- what's your favorite color? Do you have a favorite crayon color?