By Jesse Burton,
Illustrated by Scott Burroughs
This Ready to Read book True Colors! isn’t just for Cyndi Lauper fans. Learn about the invention of the crayon and many other interesting details surrounding the history of coloring. Author Jesse Burton takes us through the development of drawing tools, beginning with clays and minerals, and introduces us to present day products that inspire creativity for millions of every day artists.
With a partnership that began in 1885, pioneers Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith, developed “dustless chalk” which won them a gold medal at the 1904 State Fair. Inspired by the creative needs of students and teachers, these gentlemen went on to produce crayons, markers and a variety of paints and paint supplies. Today, Crayola produces over one billions Crayola crayons and five hundred million markers a year!
After reading this fun chronology, not only will you become a guaranteed expert on the “History of Fun Stuff and All Things Crayola”, you may just want to grab your crayon box and produce another masterful piece of artwork thanks to Binney & Smith.