The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt

The Day the Crayons Came Home

Written by Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

3+ readers   5+ readers   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

One of our Books of the Year 2015 Those obstreperous crayons, colourful stars of The Day the Crayons Quit, are back – or at least, they’re trying to get back… Duncan is at home happily colouring, when a strange set of postcards arrive for him. They’re from his crayons, those which have been lost, forgotten, broken or – in the case of Pea Green – run away. Poor Maroon has had a terrible time, lost down the back of the sofa and sat on by Dad! It’s another piece of picture book brilliance, you’ll believe a crayon can talk. The crayons’ personalities burst out and there are some new characters too including Neon Red and Glow in the Dark, who has a special surprise for readers. Unmissable! ~ Andrea Reece


The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt

Watch out - the crayons are back and they're crosser than ever! One day Duncan receives a set of postcards from his crayons who been lost, forgotten, broken - even melted in a clothes dryer and stuck to a pair of underpants!

A hilarious text and joyful illustrations combine to show that crayons have feelings too in this laugh-out-loud sequel to bestselling picture book The Day the Crayons Quit.

Can you help the Crayons find their way home? Download this fun activity maze page!


Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit:

Hilarious picture book brilliance... Books for Keeps

It's funny, clever and pushes kids creativity. The Telegraph

...stunning illustrations Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

Praise for This Moose Belongs to Me:

'As ever, Jeffers's illustrations delight, inspire and surprise with their variety and ingenuity. The Guardian

Praise for Stuck:

'Brilliantly silly' - The Telegraph

Praise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy:

'Mouth-wateringly irresistible' The Guardian

About the Author

Drew Daywalt is an award-winning writer/director of film and TV, his work featured on Disney, MTV, FEARnet and Syfy.

He lives in Southern California.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info


48 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Drew Daywalt
More books by Drew Daywalt

Author's Website


HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

18th August 2015




I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

Lovereading 4 schools