"Broken Crayons Still Colour"
Available for purchase in both paperback and e-version worldwide!
Some of us are told we’re broken
But we’re really not at all -
Society gives us labels
That can make us feel really small.
See “sticks and stones may break our bones”
But words can injure our soul
What we say has an effect on others
So we must each accept our role...
Other times someone’s legs don’t work
Society calls them ‘crippled’
But aren’t you amazed by how they get around
Even though the effort seems tripled?!
So next time you feel “broken”
And life seems to be getting duller
Remember you have a purpose –
And broken crayons still DO colour!
I am 35 years old and a mother of 2 special needs children. My daughter 8 with Cerebral Palsy and my son 6 with Autism. When hearing Broken Crayons Still Colour I was emotional as I felt Mrs Nunan wrote the book for me. I connected with the contents and believe everyone should read it. Not only people with "special needs" but people of all ages and abilities.
My 5 year old daughter was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder this year and this book moved me. I was filled with emotion and had tears in my eyes listening to Holly read. 'Broken crayons still colour' is a wonderful book written by a truly inspirational woman. I went to a parenting workshop held by Holly Nunan in Adelaide where we were lucky enough to hear 'Broken crayons still colour' read by Holly herself. As a mother of 3 young children myself I thought this book was wonderful. The book captured some of the feelings that we had after my daughter's diagnosis, and the feelings I have for her and what she she can do. Children and adults with disabilities need understanding not judgement and this book really conveys this message. The book talks about the amazing things people and children can do even if they are not the same as everyone else and how it feels to be thought of as different. I am very excited about this book being published so I can read this to my amazing daughter. I believe this book should be read to all children as it shows insight and understanding. Everyone is capable of amazing things whoever they are regardless of any disabilities all they need is belief. I cannot recommend this book highly enough for adults and children. Thank you Holly for writing this inspirational book.
Holly Nunan has done it again, giving young people a new sight and vision of the world. Giving them permission to see the great potential in all human beings and empowering those who are different to excel in what they can do.
A read full of emotion and many a tear. As I read this book, images appeared in my mind of the many Primary-aged students I have taught who considered themselves as 'broken'. What an exceptionally meaningful way of reassuring them that they have many things to offer society. That we too, can learn from all the 'colour' they have to share with us. 'Broken Crayons Still Colour' - A perfect metaphor to express that we are all special in our own way and have lots to offer the world. Absolutely brilliant.
We related to this book so much as one of our children is struggling to feel accepted in all areas of her life and there is no better message for her than this book. Having attended Holly's parenting workshop we were blessed enough to hear Holly's new book, Broken Crayons Still Colour. I feel this book has three audiences being a story that is great to help children perceived by society to have physical or mental disabilities to understand they still have a purpose in the world. For adults to gain an understanding that all children in the world have a real contribution to offer and lastly, for children who feel that they just don't fit in that it is ok to be different from others around you. This is a book that will help open conversation between adults and children accepting being different and accepting those who are different. Thank you Holly