Book Reviews, Drew Daywalt, Fiction, Picture Books, Preschool Books

#bookreview – The Day the Crayons Quit | The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt


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 hilarious sequel to the prize-winning, international bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit!

Watch out – the crayons are back and they’re crosser than ever!

One day Duncan receives a set of postcards from his crayons who have been lost, forgotten, broken – even melted in a clothes dryer and stuck to a sock!

A hilarious text and joyful illustrations combine to show that crayons have feelings too in this laugh-out-loud sequel to bestselling picture book The Day the Crayons Quit.

EDIE Review:

I absolutely love these books! What a great concept behind them and the illustrations are brilliant.

These books provide a platform to conjure up a whole world of discussion with the children (or adults!) you are reading it with. On the surface, these books are about colours. The reader gets a great lesson in the different colours and what they are called. But once you look below the surface, there is so much more going on. The story is about individuality and not having to conform to what is classed as “normal”. Dinosaurs do not have to be green, and elephants don’t have to be grey! It encourages the child to embrace their creativity and push the boundaries of what is expected.

The narrative is hilarious and spot on – I found myself nodding away as I read it, realising all the bias around me.

The books also approach geography, inviting the reader to discuss location.

I found the narrative relate-able and perfectly age-appropriate. It was enjoyable to read and provides the perfect basis for topic discussion and extension. Highly recommend.

Buy the Book

The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Came Home

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