This wildly imaginative, crayon-inspired picture book shows that with a bit of teamwork and a universe of creativity, anything is possible!
Buzz! Zap! CRASH! Gurple and Preen are in a big mess! When they crash-land onto an unfamiliar planet with nothing but boxes of crayons, they must work together to get the mission back on course.
From Newbery Award–winning author Linda Sue Park and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi comes a story about all the best things that can come out of a box of crayons.
Author: Linda Sue Park Illustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers For ages: 3-8 | Aug/2020 Hardcover, 40 pages ISBN-10: 1534431411 ~ ISBN-13: 978-1534431416
Did you know that Linda Sue Park was first inspired to write Gurple & Preen after seeing Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s broken crayon art?
Here’s the story behind the book. Browse Debbie’s Broken Crayon Art Gallery. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for free, print-ready activity sheets, and also visit Debbie’s Broken Crayon Resource with more ideas and activities for educators!
Author Linda Sue Park reads Gurple and Preen aloud for Read & Learn with Simon Kids:
Thanks to Simon Kids for inviting me to participate in their Read & Learn series on YouTube! Learn how to draw Gurple from Gurple & Preen: