Michael Hall is the New York Times bestselling author of MY HEART IS LIKE A ZOO as well as the acclaimed PERFECT SQUARE, IT’S AN ORANGE AARDVARK, and CAT TALE. With his wife, Debra, he ran the design firm Hall Kelley for many years before becoming an author. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
For what age audience do you write?
I write picture books that are primarily aimed at three- to eight-year-old children. But I try to make books that have something for all ages.
Tell us about your latest book.
RED: A CRAYON’S STORY is about a blue crayon with a red label. Red tries valiantly to draw red fire engines, strawberries, and hearts — even his own self portrait. But despite his best efforts, and despite all the well meaning help from his family and friends, all his drawings come out blue.
When a new crayon asks for a favor, Red discovers what was obvious to readers from page one: He is blue. He goes on to be quite successful and prolific.