- Age Range: 5 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
- Lexile Measure: AD490L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: Philomel Books; 1st Edition edition (August 18, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399172750
- ISBN-13: 978-0399172755
- Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 0.5 x 10.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 962 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Day the Crayons Came Home Hardcover – August 18, 2015
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K-Gr 2—Duncan's crayons are back in this companion to the spectacular The Day the Crayons Quit (Philomel, 2014), and they are just as forthright as ever. A stack of postcards arrive for the neglectful boy, this time written by a new batch of crayons who have been forgotten at motels, lost under the couch, or left behind in the basement. Maroon has been marooned under the sofa, having been broken by Duncan's dad, who sat on it, Tan (or Burnt Sienna) has seen better days and has recently been puked up by the dog, and old frenemies Orange and Yellow have melted in the sun to become one gooey mess. Recurring postcards from Pea Green (aka Esteban), who dreams of traveling, and clueless Neon Red, who writes about grand adventures abroad, will elicit giggles from young ones. Jeffers's mixed-media illustrations of photographed postcards and childlike crayon drawings against white backdrops enhance kid appeal and encourage close visual reading. A glow-in-the-dark spread and chatty household items, such as a sock, a paper clip, and a pencil sharpener, are new aspects to look forward to, and the general theme of home being a place where everyone belongs will resonate with old and young readers alike. VERDICT A brilliant, colorful tale that begs to be read aloud and a must-have for all collections.—Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal
Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book of 2015!
A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2015!
One of Parents Magazine's Ten Best Children's Books of 2015!
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year!
“Highly anticipated (yes, even for adults)” —Entertainment Weekly
"Mr. Daywalt’s text blends with Mr. Jeffers’s illustrations to make a picture book that will have children clamoring for more crayon adventures."—The Wall Street Journal
* "A masterwork of humor and design . . . Sure to be as popular as The Day the Crayons Quit."—Booklist, starred review
* "A brilliant, colorful tale that begs to be read aloud and a must-have for all collections."—School Library Journal, starred review
* "Once again, Daywalt and Jeffers create rich emotional lives and personalities for their colorful cast, and it’s hard to imagine a reader who won’t be delighted."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers once again offer perceptive and frequently hilarious insights…The Day the Crayons Came Home will have readers of all ages chuckling—and will inspire kids’ empathy and imagination in equal measure.”—BookPage
Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit
The #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon—over two years on the bestseller list!
Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award
Amazon’s 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013
Goodreads’ 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
* “Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo; we’ve got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike.” –BCCB, starred review
“Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights.” –Booklist
“Fresh and funny.” –The Wall Street Journal
"This book will have children asking to have it read again and again.” –Library Media Connection
* “This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime.” –School Library Journal, starred review
* “These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Utterly original.” –San Francisco Chronicle
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Oliver Jeffers’ illustrations – childlike crayon drawings and lettering – add significantly to the book’s appeal and highlight the dilemmas faced by each color. Younger readers may find the child-like lettering a bit difficult to decipher. On the other hand, they may be able to assist adult readers who are having difficulty reading the childlike printing.
One of my favorite things about Drew Daywalt’s two books is that the crayons reflect both readers’ and listeners’ emotions. Duncan’s crayons do have very human feelings and reactions to the events in their lives. Those in “The Day the Crayons Quit” are more representative of adults and their workplace attitudes. In “The Day the Crayons Came Home”, the crayons express feelings that are more familiar to children – feeling forgotten, disliking their own name and wanting to change it, needing help to run away from home.
“The Day the Crayons Quit” is one of my grandson’s favorite bedtime books. I am sure that “The Day the Crayons Came Home” will be, too. It is a fun-filled, funny book. It will engage and entertain both young readers and adults. I recommend you add this wonderful, imaginative book to your library.
I got to admit the pages where the “glow in the dark” crayon is super cool. We will continue to read this book and will definitely add more to my review. As a mom this book wins in so many ways, creativity, pictures, story, and truthfulness. I mean how many of us end up sitting, crushing, braking, or simply throwing a crayon away. We might think a bit differently from now on.... Love, love, absolutely love it.
Sometimes when an author writes a follow-up to a popular book, the second one is disappointing. This one is just as funny as the first book, The Day the Crayons Quit. It has a few returning characters with mostly new crayons, a winning combination.
It's a must-have for libraries and a must-read for any fans of funny books with a great message.
The illustrations are delightful. The black page's pictures are "feely."
We used to select our favorites and store them in a metal band-aid can. (late 40s). Some had been broken, some had nubs for heads, some were very short but we loved them. All was fine until we went on a family reunion at a state park over Labor Day weekend. Left the crayons and coloring books in the shelf behind the back seat. Came home and found the crayons melted into one blob having been left in the sun pouring through the window all day. Cried!! I guess I could have filled a pool.
1) clever postcards written from various crayons to their "boy" Duncan
2) humor for kids and adults
3) parents will enjoy reading it over and over again
4) cute illustrations
5) fantastic price here on Amazon
1) potty humor joke about "poop" and illustration of an animal's poop: does not use the word poop, but the implication is there
Silly and fun book that is best for older kids, maybe not toddlers. Just depends on your sensitivity to certain words.
This is so cute! Man, it is tough to be a crayon! And the little boy, Duncan is a very understanding and clever fellow to find a way to take care of all his errant crayons.
If you and/or your children enjoyed the first book: The Day the Crayons Quit, then you will love this one even more (they are very entertaining for adults too).
We laugh even harder at the letters the crayons write to Duncan in this book than we did in the first!
I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
My son just turned 6, but I think kids of all ages will enjoy it as much as we do.
This was a 6th birthday present - and his favorite of all!