Monday, December 30, 2013

The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Book Review

By: Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by: Oliver Jeffers
Published by: Philomel Books
Released on: June 27th, 2013
Ages: 4 & up
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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: We 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 no longer speaking to each other. 

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.

A must have! This picture book is simply AWESOME! It's one we've already read numerous times since reading it from the publisher. In fact it sits one our "favorite" books shelf. Normally in my reviews I like to talk about the things I liked about the book. This time around all I can say I HIGHLY RECOMMEND PICKING THIS ONE UP! 
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~