It’s that time of year where kids are going back to school and parents must purchase their school supplies for them. One of kid’s favorite school supply item is crayons.
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt is clever and creative with the crayons sending letters to Duncan expressing their comments and concerns and how Duncan can make better use of his crayons. Red works way too hard. Purple is not happy he is being colored outside the lines. Gray or grey doesn’t like it that he’s an all-over color. Green is happy, but he writes Duncan to let him know that yellow and orange are not speaking to each other because they both feel they are the color for the sun. And that is just some of the letters Duncan receives from his beloved crayons.
The Day the Crayons Quit is inspirational, humorous and definitely a keeper. Who knows your kids may just want to turn the television off and color? With this book you can throw out all the coloring books and just give them paper with their crayons so they can create. The book is 40 pages long and recommended for children between the ages of three through seven years of age.
One can only imagine why author Drew Daywalt’s favorite crayon color is black. It could possibly be because he grew up in a haunted house. Only his wife, two kids, and German Shepherd (one would think he was the fur owner of a black cat) are permitted to haunt him now.
Illustrator Oliver Jeffers is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He now resides and creates art in Brooklyn, New York. His favorite crayon color is striped. For more information regarding Oliver Jeffers please visit his website at www.OliverJeffersWorld.com.
The Day the Crayons Quit is a Philomel Books an imprint of Penguin Young Reader’s Group. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.penguin.com/youngreaders.
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