The Day the Crayons Quit
Written by Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
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Award-winning Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt’s highly-entertaining book is now available in board book form. Colouring will never be the same again! When Duncan goes to take out his crayons one day he finds a stack of letters inside. Every crayon has something to say. The red crayon complains he is used too much – too many things such as fire engines and strawberries are red; the purple crayon is a neat minded soul and hates it that so much of Duncan’s drawing goes outside the lines; the black crayon hates just to be used for outlines – and so on! Saddest of all, the peach crayon has lost his wrapping – how can he come out of the box naked? In an attempt to satisfy them all, Duncan does a final drawing. Overall, a brilliant book for every age to enjoy. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Winner of the UKLA Award 2015 in the 3-6 years category. Winner of the Red House Children's Book of 2015. Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013.
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
The Number One New York Times Bestseller! Debut author Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver Jeffers team up to create a colourful solution to a crayon-based crisis in this playful, imaginative story that will have children laughing and playing with their crayons in a whole new way.
Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit! Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do?
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
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'As ever, Jeffers's illustrations delight, inspire and surprise with their variety and ingenuity. The Guardian
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'Brilliantly silly' - The Telegraph
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'Mouth-wateringly irresistible' The Guardian
About the Author
Interest Age: From 3
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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
25th February 2016
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