Genre: Children’s Fiction, Picture Book
Recommend to Others?: Yes
Favorite Quote: “The Battle Lines Have Been Drawn.” (back of jacket cover)
A boy named Duncan is in class looking for his crayons but instead finds letters addressed to him that were written by each crayon…and they have a thing or two to say to him.
I loved this book – it’s now one of my favorite children’s book. I’m definitely going to keep this one in mind for the future. The story is cute, colorful, and hilarious. The pictures are adorable and fun. The narrative and drawings tell the reader a lot about Duncan. The fact that it was about crayons is what immediately caught my interest. I have always loved using crayons and still draw every now and then. This story really took me back to childhood days.
The Day the Crayons Quit is a great book for child readers. The language is easy and straightforward enough for children to clearly understand and make connections between what is being said and what is drawn. The story teaches kids to take care of their belongings and (this may be me reading it a little too deep) to treat others with respect and fairness.
There is a second book, The Day the Crayons Came Home, which I’m for sure going to read.
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Learn more about The Crayons Books here.