This review contains spoilers for various picture books.
Full disclosure: I actually read these in the final days of 2015. But they're being reviewed in 2016, so I think it's perfectly reasonable to put them under the umbrella of 2016 regardless.
Honestly, the whole thing is spectacular, and I love it.
It's not bad by any stretch of the imagination, and there's some genuinely endearing bits here… but apparently I just don't like anthropomorphic crayons. That's a weird foible to have, I'll readily admit, but it looks like that's just the way things are working out. Alas. No more crayon books for me, please.
I seriously cannot recommend this enough; I've never seen a better educational picture book. (...said with sincerest apologies to my beloved Magic School Bus series.)