Selected Reviews


Frankencrayon is a work of range, virtuosity, intelligence and care befitting a first-rate book for adults”


Frankencrayon is another great work by a unique storytelling voice.

School Library Journal (starred review)

“A monstrously entertaining read.”

The Horn Book

“This book’s complex plot-within-a-plot structure … offers inspiration for thinking about theater, bookmaking, and storytelling.”

Barnes & Noble Kids Blog

“A extraordinary follow-up to Hall’s equally imaginative Red: A Crayon’s Story … This is a Greek drama, suffused with deadpan comedy and a brilliant plot-within-a-plot structure.”

The Globe and Mail

“The cultural norm pushes us to be organized, efficient—to have a place for everything and have everything in its place. Frankencrayon is a beautiful, heartfelt plea for us to get over this.”

Publishers Weekly

“…Deadpan humor and nested realities make for clever, provocative entertainment.”