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Review: The Day the Crayons Quit
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Book: The day the crayons quit

Author: Drew Daywalt


Ages: 3-6 years

Creative and Fun!

This one is one of my favorites! It is creative, funny and so colorful. Plus it has a lesson for my five year old. For me reading is one of the most important tools I use to teach my boy. It’s fun and effective.

The day the crayons quit, this story’s title just caught my attention. I bought it online and loved the illustrations and moral. It is just a pure coincidence that this story book was also read in my boy’s classroom as they were doing the theme ‘conflict management.’ Something all kids should spend time on understanding.

The story takes the form of a collection of letters that the crayons write to the boy who owns them. His name is Duncan. Some like red crayon think he is overworked and needs a break, orange and yellow get in a fight over which one is the color of the sun and pink is upset that Duncan doesn’t use him enough.

My boy loved the idea of crayons coming to life. Believe it or not after we read the book, he actually started to care for his thousands of crayons better. For a short while 🙂

After reading the story I asked

“If your crayons wrote to you what do you think they would say?”
He thought a while and said,
“Stop pressing so hard.”

The day the crayons Quit is a wonderful tale that also has a sequel titled ‘The day the crayons came home’. Also, definitely one to collect. Other books from the author is The Day the Crayons Came Home and the Legend of Rock, Paper and Scissors.

ADDED BY ASHA: Other books in the crayon series – Love from the Crayons, The Crayons’ Book of Colours, The Crayons’ Book of Numbers, The Crayons’ Book of Feelings: , The Crayons’ Christmas: , The Crayons: A Set of Books and Finger Puppets (2 books and 2 finger puppets!), Happy Easter From The Crayons.

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