Synopses & Reviews
The hilarious, colorful #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon that every kid wants! Gift a copy to someone you love today.
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 Incredible Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me.
“[A] noteworthy debut....These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes.” Publishers Weekly, (Starred Review)
"This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime." School Library Journal (Starred Review)
Click, Clack, Moo; we've got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike." BCCB (Starred Review)
"Jeffers delivers energetic and playful illustrations. The drawings are loose and lively, and with few lines, he makes his characters effectively emote. A comical, fresh look at crayons and color." Kirkus Reviews
"Jeffers...elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights." Booklist
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.