The Crayon Box that Talked - Shane DeRolf, Michael Letzig

The Crayon Box that Talked is a sweet story about a box of crayons that just can't get along!  Red doesn't like blue, and green doesn't like yellow!  No one knows why; they are just different.  However, throughout the story, the crayons learn that together they can make beautiful pictures.  This would be a great story to use on the first day to discuss diversity and to enhance a sense of classroom belonging.  Everyone is important is important in my classroom, and the picture isn't complete when one of my friends is missing!  This book is appropriate for K-3 grades.