Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: We quit!

All his crayons have written Duncan a letter expressing their grievances and why they have quit. Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown. Blue needs a break from coloring all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are arguing over who is the true colour of the sun and are driving the other crayons crazy!

What is Duncan to do? Debut author Drew Daywalt and New York Timesbestseller Oliver Jeffers create a colorful solution in this playful, imaginative story that will have children laughing and playing with their crayons in a whole new way.

This is one of the funniest picture books, laugh-out-loud funny, I've read in a long time. One of those books we have read lots since Christmas and I still find myself hoping the kids will pick it as one of their bedtime stories every night.

Each spread features the letter from the color and drawings by Duncan or his coloring books. I loved the variety of papers on which the crayons wrote their letters. 

There is one "goodness knows" if that bothers you;) Just had to write a review because this is one of my favourite children's picture book!!

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