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Amazon Best Children's Book of 2013: The Day the Crayons Quit, Drew Daywalt’s clever story of a box of crayons gone rogue will get the whole family laughing at the letters written by the occupants of the ubiquitous yellow and green box. The combination of text and Oliver Jeffers' illustrations match the colors' personalities beautifully as the crayons share their concern, appreciation, or downright frustration: yellow and orange demand to know the true color of the sun, while green--clearly the people pleaser of the bunch--is happy with his workload of crocodiles, trees, and dinosaurs. Peach crayon wants to know why his wrapper was torn off, leaving him naked and in hiding; blue is exhausted and, well, worn out; and pink wants a little more paper time. The result of this letter writing campaign is colorful creativity and after reading this book I will never look at crayons the same way again--nor would I want to. ---Seira Wilson
Duncan’s crayons are on strike. One morning he opens his desk looking for them and, in their place, finds a pack of letters detailing their grievances, one crayon at a time. Red is tired. Beige is bored. Black is misunderstood. Peach is naked! The conceit is an enticing one, and although the crayons’ complaints are not entirely unique (a preponderance centers around some variation of overuse), the artist’s indelible characterization contributes significant charm. Indeed, Jeffers’ ability to communicate emotion in simple gestures, even on a skinny cylinder of wax, elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights. First-class bookmaking, with clean design, ample trim size, and substantial paper stock, adds to the quality feel. A final spread sees all things right, as Duncan fills a page with bright, delightful imagery, addressing each of the crayons’ issues and forcing them into colorful cooperation. Kids who already attribute feelings to their playthings will never look at crayons the same way again. Grades K-3. --Thom BarthelmessSee all Editorial Reviews
Cute book that I bought for my 7 year old nephew. I also purchased The Day the Crayons Came Home and I liked that one just a little bit better. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Sara Haslage
This is a super funny book. I love the illustrations and fast paced to keep the kiddos amused. Everyone has feelings and why can't crayons.Published 1 day ago by Book-Slore
This is the cutest book! We gave this plus a sketch pad and crayons to a friend for a birthday - he loved it!Published 1 day ago by Sarah J.
Alot of adult humor in this book. The crayons all express their feelings to their owner about how they feel about their usage. Its quite comical! Outstanding read. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Nicole
I loved the book, and it worked out perfectly for several lessons with my third grade students!Published 5 days ago by Jean