The Day The Crayons Quit
This book makes me laugh out loud every time I read it. Like the giddy, I can’t stop laughing type of laugh. It’s a comical book.
Okay, so let’s get straight to why I love this book.
The book is about crayons, but not just any crayons, they are Duncan’s crayons and they have serious issues with the way they have been treated. Peach Crayon has been left with no clothes on. White Crayon has no purpose in life. Blue Crayon is getting short and stubby with age and Red Crayon has to work on all of the holidays, even Christmas!
Duncan hasn’t been treating them fairly and they have had enough.
The illustrations in this book are amazing. Actually, I think when I opened the book my first thoughts were “wow, that looks real”. It looks like a kid drew pictures all over the inside of the book and had I not known better, I would have thought my son took a crayon it.
This book is better suited for boys but girls will still see the humor in it. However, if you are searching for a great book to entice your son to read, this is a good one. We know by reading the letters of protest written by the crayons that Duncan likes wizards, dinosaurs fire trucks and humpback whales. We also know that he does not like the color pink, which leaves Pink Crayon emotional because she only feels loved when his younger sister is around.
I would recommend this book to kindergarten and first grade teachers. I would also highly recommend it as a way to show boys that reading can be entertaining. Even dad will like this book. But, if you do choose to read this book aloud rather than having your son or student read it to themselves, please be sure to bring each character to life because this book is written for that purpose. Each and every member of the Crayon Box has deep emotional needs and it would be an injustice to the entire Crayon community if you did not allow them to express those needs to their full potential.
Click Here To Purchase: The Day the Crayons Quit
Author: Drew Daywalt
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Age Category + Length Description:
Kindergarten (Medium and Magnificent) (not new reader friendly)
1st – 3rd Grade (Short and Sweet)
Book Durability : Hard Cover with Paper Pages
Why did you peel off my paper wrapping??
Now I’m NAKED and too embarrassed to leave the crayon box. I don’t even have any underwear!
How you YOU like to go to school naked? I need some clothes. HELP!
Your naked friend, Peach Crayon”
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