2 books on crayons!

crayons quitthedaythecrayonscamehome

The Day the Crayons Quit & The Day the Crayons Came Home

Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Philomel Books, an imprint of the Penguin Group, 2013 & 2015, respectively

Two adorable picture books about crayons! Who would have thought such an ordinary, everyday object could be so funny!

In the first book, the crayons have mostly decided that they work too hard and they need a rest so they all write letters to their boy, Duncan, stating their grievances. My favorite letters were from Blue because he had been used so much he was nothing but a stump; Pink because she wasn’t used enough; and Black because he was tired of only being used to outline drawings and why couldn’t he be used to color a black beach ball?!!

 

In the second book, we meet new crayons – ones that have gone missing and send postcards to Duncan begging him to come get them! This one is definitely the funnier of the two books – I couldn’t stop laughing the whole time. What were my favorite crayons? Pea Green who changed his name to Esteban because nobody likes pea green – the soup or the color; Neon Red who travels the world to come home to Duncan; and Glow-in-the-Dark who got left in the basement after Halloween and is very scared.

Because the letters are written in ‘crayon’ beginning readers might have difficulty with the words; the books are really great read aloud books — they’re fun, expressive and imaginative. When you read these books to your kittens, be sure to ask what their crayons would say – would they want to quit, too? Or would they want to come home from under the stove or out in the backyard?

Both books receive 4 paws for pounds of pure funny!!!!

simon 2 locReviewer: Simon

Click on the author’s and illustrator’s names for more information on them!!

 

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