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The Day the Crayons Quit

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ISBN13: 9780399255373
ISBN10: 0399255370
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Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me.

Poor Duncan just wants to color. 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 coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking — each believes he is the true color 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. This story is perfect as a back-to-school gift, for all budding artists, for fans of humorous books such as Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, and for fans of Oliver Jeffers' Stuck, The Incredibly Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me.

Review:

“[A] noteworthy debut....These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes.” Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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"Fresh and funny. Oliver Jeffers's quirky, joyful illustrations convey the strength and comedy of the crayons' sentiments, and children ages 4-8 will laugh in recognition at seeing their own color preferences reflected back at them." The Wall Street Journal

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"Hilarious....While potential lessons in inference, point of view, and persuasive writing abound in the crayons' letters, this is guaranteed to see just as much use for being just plain fun." BCCB

Review:

"Jeffers delivers energetic and playful illustrations. The drawings are loose and lively, and with few lines, he makes his characters effectively emote. Clever spreads, such as Duncan's 'white cat in the snow' perfectly capture the crayons' conundrum, and photographic representations of both the letters and coloring pages offer another layer of texture, lending to the tale's overall believability. A comical, fresh look at crayons and color." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Although Drew Daywalt grew up in a haunted house, he now lives in a Southern California home, haunted by only his wife, two kids, and five-month-old German Shepherd. His favorite crayon is Black.

Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Childrens Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; The Way Back Home; The Incredible Book Eating Boy; The Great Paper Caper; The Heart and the Bottle, which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; Up and Down, the New York Times bestselling Stuck; The Hueys in the New Sweater, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and This Moose Belongs to Me, a New York Times bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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ofmyhands, October 28, 2014 (view all comments by ofmyhands)
Talk about thinking outside the box - and doing it with humor and a real appreciation for color!
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Laura W , October 22, 2014 (view all comments by Laura W )
This is probably my favorite children's book at the moment! Each crayon's letter to the child is wittier than the last - guaranteed to make you giggle!
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Susan Danford, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by Susan Danford)
This is an amazing book! It makes a wonderful read-aloud book for elementary children. I shared this with classes in my elementary school library. We couldn't wait to turn the pages! I loved the descriptive words the author uses to convey the crayons' feelings. The format makes this even more interesting, as each crayon writes a letter to the owner, complaining about how is has been either overworked, or neglected. This book would be a timeless gift for all ages.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399255373
Author:
Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
Publisher:
Philomel Books
Author:
Jeffers, Oliver
Author:
Daywalt, Drew
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.26 x 10.35 x 0.42 in 1.08 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 7

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Product details 40 pages Philomel Books - English 9780399255373 Reviews:
"Review" by , “[A] noteworthy debut....These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes.”
"Review" by , "Fresh and funny. Oliver Jeffers's quirky, joyful illustrations convey the strength and comedy of the crayons' sentiments, and children ages 4-8 will laugh in recognition at seeing their own color preferences reflected back at them."
"Review" by , "Hilarious....While potential lessons in inference, point of view, and persuasive writing abound in the crayons' letters, this is guaranteed to see just as much use for being just plain fun."
"Review" by , "Jeffers delivers energetic and playful illustrations. The drawings are loose and lively, and with few lines, he makes his characters effectively emote. Clever spreads, such as Duncan's 'white cat in the snow' perfectly capture the crayons' conundrum, and photographic representations of both the letters and coloring pages offer another layer of texture, lending to the tale's overall believability. A comical, fresh look at crayons and color."
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