A blue crayon is dressed in a red label but every time he draws what comes from inside the wrapper is not red. He tries and tries to make his inside colour match the red label but when another crayon encourages him to just accept the beauty he is creating despite the wrapper colour, he finds happiness within himself and creates beautiful pictures. This charming picture book for Pre-K to 8 can be used as a read-aloud to spark discussion of confidence, self-acceptance, self-discovery, self-concept, self-belief, differences and similarities in people, and the importance of what’s on the inside. The colourful pictures add richness to the story. Log in to read the full ERAC review.