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   All Shortlists and Winners   5+ readers   UKLA 2017   
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Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 and August 2016 Book of the Month 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

The hilarious sequel to the prize-winning, international bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit! 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 sock!

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

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'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.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

28th July 2016




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