Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the author of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me–now a #1 New York Times bestseller!
Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants for use for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he’s the true color of the sun.
What can Duncan possibly do to appease the entire crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?
Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers. This story is perfect as a back-to-school gift, for all budding artists, for fans of humorous books such as Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, and for fans of Oliver Jeffers’ Stuck, The Implausible Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me.
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, whilst 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 used to be torn off, leaving him naked and in hiding; blue is exhausted and, well, worn out; and pink wants a little more paper time. The results of this letter writing campaign is colorful creativity and after reading this book I will be able to never look at crayons the same way again–nor would I need to. —Seira Wilson