We were recently sent The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt to review. We have a few books illustrated by Oliver Jeffers and I think he is very talented. Both children really love sitting down and reading together. They are both just small enough to fit on my lap still, so we all snuggle up to read books every evening, and during the day loads too. We were very excited to get started on this book.
What they say
What they say
Poor Duncan just wants to colour. 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 colouring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking as each believes he is the true colour 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.
What we think
We have read this book every night since we received it. The children have enjoyed pointing out the different colours and animals. It is quite a long book for toddler, but for children over four I think it would keep them entertained time after time. The boy loves this book. The girl sits still throughout the story, which at two is pretty good. Overall, it is a fantastic book and keeps both children transfixed throughout. I would recommend it as a great read for children.
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