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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 to be used 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 is the true color of the sun.
What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the 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 Incredible Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me.
Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit
Amazon’s 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013
Goodreads’ 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award
* “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
Although the crayons in this inventive catalogue stop short of quitting, most feel disgruntled. The rank and file express their views in letters written to a boy, Duncan. Red complains of having to work harder than any of your other crayons on fire trucks and Santas; a beige crayon declares, I m tired of being called light brown or dark tan because I am neither. White feels empty from Duncan s white-on-white coloring, and a naked Peach wails, Why did you peel off my paper wrapping? Making a noteworthy debut, Daywalt composes droll missives that express aggravation and aim to persuade, while Jeffers s (This Moose Belongs to Me) crayoned images underscore the waxy cylinders sentiments: each spread features a facsimile of a letter scrawled, naturally, in the crayon s hue; a facing illustration evidences how Duncan uses the crayon, as in a picture of a giant elephant, rhino, and hippo (Gray laments, That s a lot of space to color in all by myself ). These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes. Ages 3 7. Author s agent: Jeff Dwyer, Dwyer & O Grady.
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Every Page Makes You Smile
Incredibly creative and unique. The illustrations are so fun and sweet. Enjoyed each and every page.
My 6 year old loves this book. I also enjoy reading it with him!
This book is excellent and will reach the mind and hearts of all.