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The Children’s Book Review | August 5, 2015
The countdown is on for the release of The Day the Crayons Came Home (on sale August 18th 2015), the sequel to the New York Times best selling kids book The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. We have a review coming soon, but, in the mean time, we want you to know that the crayons do not disappoint in this very entertaining follow-up.
Thanks to the gang at Penguin Young Readers, here at TCBR headquarters we got our hands on an early copy, as well as some fun story-time activities. The kid critics here loved The Day the Crayons Came Home and, while #everycrayoncounts, we all had favorites: yellow, pea green and pink. We’d love to know which crayon is the favorite in your home …
Also, Penguin Young Readers just launched a new online home for all our favorite crayons featured in THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT and the upcoming THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME: http://www.crayonspicturebooks.com/. You can download lesson plans, activities, and create your own #EveryCrayonCounts badge. This is my personal favorite badge …
About the Books
Publisher’s synopsis: Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me — now a #1 New York Times bestseller!
Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun.What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?
Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers. This story is perfect as a back-to-school gift, for all budding artists, for fans of humorous books such as Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, and for fans of Oliver Jeffers’ Stuck, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me.
Ages 3-7 | Publisher: Philomel | June 27, 2013 | ISBN-13: 978-0399255373
Publisher’s synopsis: The companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit!
I’m not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan’s stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away—each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.
Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers have combined to create a companion book every bit as funny and kid-friendly as the #1 bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit.
Ages 5-8 | Publisher: Philomel | August 18, 2015 | ISBN-13: 978-0399172755
Who else is excited for The Day the Crayons Came Home, by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers?
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