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The Day the Crayons Quit

Written by Drew Daywalt

Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

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LoveReading View on The Day the Crayons Quit

Overall Winner of the Red House Children's Book Awards 2015, and winner in books for younger children category - Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2014- One of the Lovereading4kids Readers' Choice Books of the Year 2014

Award-winning Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt’s highly-entertaining new book mean that 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

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The Day the Crayons Quit Synopsis

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?

The Good Book Guide Review

When Duncan goes to get out his crayons one day, all he finds is a pile of letters addressed to him. All the crayons have quit. Blue and Red are used too much; Pink is never used; and Orange and Yellow are arguing about who gets to colour the sun. Every crayon except Green is complaining. Then Duncan comes up with an idea to make his all crayons happy. This is an exceptionally imaginative and creative book. The fantastic illustrations literally bring drawing to life and will inspire children to experiment with their drawing. (Ages 3–6)

The Day the Crayons Quit Press Reviews

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008167820
Publication date: 25/02/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Board book

ISBN: 9780007513765
Publication date: 31/07/2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007513758
Publication date: 02/07/2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007513765
Publication date: 31st July 2014
Author: Drew Daywalt
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: All Shortlists and Winners

About Drew Daywalt

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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