Photo credit: Renée Galvin
Allow me to introduce you to a little book called Teal, and a story of a crayon’s outside-the-box thinking that sends a big message.
We all strive to find our place in this world; we search for where we fit in and yearn for a sense of purpose and belonging. It starts from childhood and continues into adulthood. As children, we learn that we are part of a family. In adolescence, we may be a part of a sports team or a dance class. In our teen years, we may belong to a certain circle of friends. And as adults, we work toward a particular career path and search for true love, which in turn, perhaps, leads us to start our own family. You might say it’s the circle of life.
When I first read the book Teal, written and illustrated by Renée Galvin, this was the message that first jumped out at me: this little crayon called Teal was simply looking to make a difference, find purpose and figure out where he belongs with the other crayons.
The story of Teal brilliantly demonstrates to kids that we all fit in somewhere and that it’s okay to be a little different from others because it’s what makes us unique. Furthermore, Teal illustrates that if we can bond over our uniqueness we can create something beautiful: peace and love. And if we look carefully we will find that we all have a place where we belong.
This book was purchased and all opinions are my own. If you would like to learn more about Renée and her books please visit the following links:
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