Book Review: The Day the Crayons Quit

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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
From Miss Jacqui at Lexington

Have you ever wondered what your tired, old box of crayons thinks of how you color? Well Duncan is about to find out!

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In The Day the Crayons Quit, Duncan opens his desk to look for his crayons but finds several letters written BY the crayons, detailing their complaints, requests, and a few compliments. Each crayon has its own opinion, and they are all presented in a very humorous way. However, each crayon’s protests are very relatable and understandable, when you know how children color. For example, Red is unhappy and overwhelmed because it is used so frequently. Purple is having a breakdown because he prefers things neat and orderly and Duncan sometimes colors outside of the lines. Grey is tired of coloring big objects such as whales and elephants and would like a break. White feels neglected because no one can tell it is there unless there is a black outline.  The book goes through all of the colors in Duncan’s crayon box, with Green seemingly the only content crayon. What can Duncan do to please the crayons and insure that the crayons won’t go on strike again?

This book is playful, imaginative, and tells a unique story. Parents will get a kick out of the crayons’ grievances, just as much as the kids! Just a warning – you and your kids will want to read this book again and again! So check out this book at your local library, you won’t be disappointed!

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