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The Day the Crayons Quit Hardcover – June 27, 2013
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This book would be great for all sorts of ages: from very little kids who will like the idea of the talking crayons and the cute illustrations, to much older kids who will find the crayon's witty banter and creative complaints extremely funny.
This is going to be my new gift for everything from baby showers to birthdays to Christmas! Don't hesitate to order this one, your kids will want to hear it over and over.
I thought the drawings were very representative of what a kindergartner or first/second grader might do and kids of that age should easily be able to relate. A quite original idea for anthropomorphizing inanimate objects and making them come to life and thrill the young ones at the same time. Each of the various colored crayons had a letter written to Duncan in their very own color.
Out of the many picture books I've previewed this summer with an eye to acquiring for the classroom, this is one of the few that has made it to the "must buy" stack. It is a delight from start to finish and I can't wait to share it with my second graders this fall. I can foresee using this as a mentor text to teach about point of view, voice, persuasive letter writing and more. More importantly, I know kids will immediately fall into the spirit of the story. I can already hear them giggling at the humor and predicting what each color will write. I suspect they'll look at their crayons through a different lens and perhaps even be inspired to add a new color to their coloring repertoire!
Bottom line, this book is a delightful read aloud for all and a wonderful addition to any home or classroom library.
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Love everything about this book! Now one of household favoritesPublished 6 hours ago by Amazon Customer
This book is hilarious. My kids may not get the sarcasm at this age but when they do they'll love it even more. I laugh every time I read it.Published 3 days ago by V. Grewal
Since I was a child, I've always loved books, but now that I'm older, I'm so jealous of this one. It was fluke that I found it in Target, but quickly fell in love! Read morePublished 4 days ago by J. K.
Such a fabulous book. I love the way it is written. Enjoyable at any age! If crayons could talk...Published 5 days ago by Special K
What a wonderful addition to a childs library. It arrived in great condition and packed carefully, thank you for a great productPublished 5 days ago by william jackson
One of my favorite children's books! Was delivered as promised.Published 6 days ago by Frances O. Cox
If you have an Emo 7-15 year old that is still into playing crayons, this might be great for them. This book is terrible for younger kids. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Blade
So far I have bought this book 3x for three different kids. That is how much I love this book. My godson loves the different voices I make for each crayon. It's so fun and smart. Read morePublished 6 days ago by M. Valencia