The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers

On a day that begins like any other, a boy named Duncan discovers a pile of letters addressed to him—from his crayons, informing him that today is, in fact, The Day the Crayons Quit (Philomel, $17.99). Each one has a different bone to pick: Red Crayon has to work every day, including holidays (coloring in all those Santas is not exactly his idea of a Christmas celebration). Beige Crayon takes umbrage at being referred to as “dark tan” and “light brown,” while Peach Crayon can’t leave the box because Duncan peeled off his wrapper and he’s now—oh, the shame!—naked. How can Duncan make them all happy again? First-time picture book author Drew Daywalt and veteran illustrator Oliver Jeffers are a match made in comic heaven. Daywalt’s chromatic epistolary efforts are both original and sidesplitting, while Jeffers infuses more emotion into these anthropomorphized crayons than one would have thought possible. You’ll never think about crayons the same way again. Ages 5-8. JLM
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By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399255373
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Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013