Amber Brown is Not a Crayon

Written by Paula Danziger
Illustrated by Tony Ross

Reviewed by Kate B. (age 8)

Amber Brown Is NOT a Crayon, by Paula Danziger is a spectacular book about girl named Amber who has a lot of things happening in her life. Amber’s parents are divorced and she is having a very tough time. She barely ever gets to see her dad because he now lives in Paris! Her best friend Justin is always there to cheer her up. The two have been together ever since Pre-k. But one day Justin tells Amber some terrible news… Justin is… read the book to find out! Well, what are you waiting for? Go read the book!

In my opinion, Amber Brown Is NOT a Crayon is a great book. First of all, Amber is very funny but she has a lot of things to be scared of. For example, her parents are divorced and she wishes they would get back together. My favorite part was when Amber and Justin wrote together and one was really sloppy while the other was really neat. I like the character Amber because even when times get tough, she always finds a way to cheer herself up. Once, she looked at a huge gumball she and Justin made and that made her feel better.

All in all Amber Brown Is NOT a Crayon is a great book for 4th grade to 6th graders. Or if you like sad and happy stories. And I am happy to inform you it is a series.

Kate B. is a student in Mrs. Pelin's 3rd Grade Class