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Posted September 2, 2012
Inspiring and fun!
When finances fail, when the deck’s stacked against you, the once bright colors of life can seem boiled down to grim black and gray.
Use ALL the Crayons! is the antidote and the inspiration to point you toward a more colorful world full of joy, creativity, fun and laughter that will bring you closer to those you love and increase all arenas of your success in ways you never imagined."
This book will brighten your world.
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Posted September 30, 2012
Posted September 15, 2012
What a great little book! Quick snippets of wit, wisdom and Chr
What a great little book! Quick snippets of wit, wisdom and Chris Rodell's wacky takes on things most people don't think of -- like the connection between sneezing into the crook of your arm and square dancing. Once he mentions it, it's logical -- but I bet the thought never crossed your mind. Lots of thoughts cross Chris's -- and he shares them generously in "Use ALL the Crayons!" Once you read it, you'll immediately think of friends who need it.
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Posted February 4, 2014
Reviewed by Mary DeKok Blowers for Readers' Favorite Use all th
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Use all the Crayons! by Chris Rodell is a fun read about being happy, no matter what your circumstances. Rodell’s premise is that colorful people have all the fun and are typically happy. Happy people aren’t necessarily colorful. Similar to those emailed lists that get passed around online, it is a longer version containing 501 funny or interesting things to do. Examples are using novelty party lights instead of normal Christmas lights; inventing a unique sandwich or ice cream sundae; or figuring out what your phone number spells and giving that as your phone number (such as 1-800-BEEHIVE). Doing many of these things may get you branded as weird, but you could just have fun doing it. And people who laugh live longer!
Use all the Crayons is, of course, an analogy of a box of Crayolas. Rodell tells that when the Crayola company started, they had shades of black and gray only! Now there are many colors we never dreamed of in our days of choosing a favorite (periwinkle) and wondering what was the difference between green-blue and blue-green. Who made up these colors anyway? It doesn’t really matter, but whoever they were they made magic for kids everywhere. And all those colors are a reminder to look at life in a new way every day. Even if your job is on the line, or you receive a spot of bad news one day, you can always choose a different color to write your emails in or grow your tomatoes upside down.