Children’s Book Review: The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Quit Cover

This is hands down one of the cutest children’s books I’ve ever read. EVER.

One day when all Duncan wants to do is color, he finds a stack of letters from his crayons each expressing their frustrations at either being used too much or not enough…or in the case of green being forced to be the mediator between orange and yellow – who both think they are the right color for the sun.

“Orange you glad I’m here” says the orange crayon. Hahaha!

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This is one of the most creative children’s book I’ve seen. Who would have ever thought about crayons quitting or going on strike because they needed a break? Blue crayon has been used so much that he’s just a little stub, and he “can’t even see over the railing in the crayon box anymore!” Poor blue crayon!

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The Day the Crayons Quit will definitely be one of those books I’ll be buying when I eventually have kids. It made me laugh. I can’t wait to see how much a child will laugh at the idea of crayons tiring out from overwork or being sad because they only ever outline pictures and are never used to color anything in!

Also, Oliver Jeffers. His illustrations are just wonderful. You might have seen how much I loved two of his other books (these ones written and illustrated by him). I’m super jealous of his handwriting too. Look how adorable it is!

Have you read The Day the Crayons Quit? What did you think?

Publication info:

The Day the Crayons Quit

Written by Drew Daywalt; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Published by Philomel; June 2013

36 pages (hardcover)

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