Friday, May 23, 2014

Children's Book Review - THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt, Pictures by Oliver Jeffers

Title: The Day the Crayons Quit

Author: Drew Daywalt

Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers

Publisher: Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group: 2013

Young Duncan just wanted to color.  One day in class, when he went to take out his crayons, he found a stack of letters, one from each color complaining about one thing or another.

The purple thought he colored outside the lines too much, the beige thought taking second fiddle to brown was insulting and the fight between orange and yellow on what color the sun really is was exhausting...

Duncan was perplexed for a moment but then he handled the 'crayon strike' in a very grown up way.  Way to go Duncan - I probably would have switched to the pencil crayons.