Virtual Author Visit ~ The Crayon Man by Natascha Biebow
- Virtual Event via Zoom
About this Event
Join author Natascha Biebow virtually for her presentation on inventors and writing her book, The Crayon Man. The library will host a group viewing of the Zoom visit, so join us in Library Hall to discuss with peers or tune in from the comfort of your own home! Masks are required in Library Hall.
Natascha Biebow’s favorite crayon color is periwinkle blue because it makes her heart sing. She loves to draw and make stuff, just like the inventor of the Crayola crayons, Edwin Binney. She lives in London, where she writes, edits, coaches and mentors children’s book authors and illustrators at Blue Elephant Storyshaping, and is the long-time Regional Advisor of SCBWI British Isles. She has been awarded an MBE for her services to children's writers and illustrators. THE CRAYON MAN is her first non-fiction picture book.
About the Book
Celebrating the inventor of the Crayola crayon! This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved toys. A perfect fit among favorites like The Day the Crayons Quit and Balloons Over Broadway.
Purple mountains’ majesty, mauvelous, jungle green, razzmatazz…What child doesn't love to hold a crayon in their hands? But children didn't always have such magical boxes of crayons. Before Edwin Binney set out to change things, children couldn't really even draw in color.
Here’s the true story of an inventor who so loved nature’s vibrant colors that he found a way to bring the outside world to children – in a bright green box for only a nickel! With experimentation, and a special knack for listening, Edwin Binney and his dynamic team at Crayola created one of the world’s most enduring, best-loved childhood toys – empowering children to dream in COLOR!
Check out a copy of The Crayon Man at Bud Werner Memorial Library.