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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.)

Sweet little Duncan just wants to draw, so he goes to his desk only to find that his crayons are no longer there and only a stack of letters remain!

Thus begins the The Day the Crayons Quit, winner of over 60 national and international awards for children’s books, including the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award. Author Drew Daywalt and illustrator Oliver Jeffers are the geniuses to blame for this vibrant, brilliant exploration and introduction to color.

Each crayon has written Duncan a letter, explaining to him why they are (or are not) happy with his particular individual uses of them. The letters are thoughtful, the emotions of each crayon transcending the small stature of such oft-forgotten coloring implements. The ending is a bright, sweet celebration of both unity and uniqueness.

I won’t give too much away, but will simply state that this book is one of the absolute sweetest treats out there. Daywalt’s idea that each and every item–no matter how mundane–has a story to tell is perfectly matched by his imagination, and illustrator Oliver Jeffers masterfully transposes these emotions with his whimsical imagery.

Review by Joel

$17.99 Kid's Picturebook

Suitable for ages 3-7

The Day the Crayons Quit is in stock at the bookstore, you can order it online or call us at (505) 988-4226.


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