TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books as Crayola Crayons
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is a lot of fun. Crayola are well known for having some wild and wacky crayon colour names, but can you imagine if some of those colours were named after our favourite books? I took a good hard look at my shelf, and chose ten book titles which would make awesome crayon names.
A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood
A gorgeous silver colour, reminiscent of the sheen of snow on the ground (before it’s been trampled on by children and adults alike!).
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Terrify your enemies with this crayon, showing them exactly what will be left when you’ve finished with them.
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
Would this be a pink colour, or would it be the same colour as concrete? I like to think that it would have the rainbow sheen of oil on tarmac.
Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine
Every shade that you can expect to see in a fire would be present in this crayon. Yellow, orange, red, white, maybe even a hint of blue!
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Glass Sword is in my head because I’m currently reading it, but I’m honestly not sure how this one would translate into a crayon colour. A very light blue? Completely transparent, and therefore the most pointless crayon known to man? Either way it’s an awesome Crayola colour name.
Indigo Donut by Patrice Lawrence
Indigo is one of my favourite shades, so I had to feature Indigo Donut on this list. It was hard to choose between Patrice Lawrence’s novels, though: she’s the author of Orangeboy, Rose Interrupted and Eight Pieces of Silva, all of which would make great crayon names too!
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown
Similar to Concrete Rose, would this colour be grey or gold? I like to think it would be a very snazzy metallic mix of them both, and who can resist metallic crayons?
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
This one is a mouthful, so I’m not sure whether you’d be able to fit it onto a Crayola label, but I’d be willing to try.
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
A gorgeous deep navy colour, with a hint of purple and green showing through in the right light.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
In an ideal world I would want The Sky is Everywhere to be a reflective crayon, so that you could show the earliest moments of dawn, the setting of the sun at dusk or the deepest night sky. That would probably be too hard to manufacture, though, so instead I’ll settle for a blended blue and white crayon so that you’d always be able to colour the perfect cloudy sky.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! Which book titles do you think would work brilliantly as Crayola crayon names?
Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you again soon,