Broken! Lost in the couch! Stuck to a sock! Eaten by a dog! It's one tale of woe after another for Duncan's poor crayons, told through a series of colorful postcards, in this hilarious, inventive story of artful adventure with a sweet surprise at the end. Recommended By Gigi L., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit!
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015 / A TIME Magazine Top 10 Children's Book of 2015
"Highly anticipated (yes, even for adults)" Entertainment Weekly
I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons
sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt
feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole
new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was
lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on
him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan's
stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea
Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away — each
and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought
home to the crayon box.
Look for a special glow-in-the-dark picture [Note: make sure to "charge" it under a light first].
"A masterwork of humor and design....Sure to be as popular as The Day the Crayons Quit." Booklist (Starred Review)
"A brilliant, colorful tale that begs to be read aloud and a must-have for all collections." School Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Once again, Daywalt and
Jeffers create rich emotional lives and personalities for their colorful
cast, and it's hard to imagine a reader who won't be delighted." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Comical....This new cast of crayons will entertain readers, and admirers of the first book will be pleased to see a few familiar colors." 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 German Shepherd. A Hollywood screenwriter by trade, The Day the Crayons Quit
was his first book for children. His favorite crayon is Black.
Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. In addition to The Day the Crayons Quit, 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.