'The Day the Crayons Quit'
Published on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 9:19am
When young Duncan, a student and budding artist, opens his desk at school one day, he doesn’t find his crayons. Instead there is a stack of letters. The letters are from his disgruntled crayons telling him that they quit. Each one has a different complaint they want Duncan to address. Red is overworked. Purple hates it when Duncan colors outside the lines. Blue, last year’s favorite color, is down to a nub. Pink feels like it is neglected because it’s only used for girly pictures. Orange and Yellow are no longer on speaking terms. And peach…well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out.
Drew Daywalt, award-winning writer and director of film and TV, makes his picture book debut in The Day the Crayons Quit. Along with illustrator Oliver Jeffers, of titles like Stuck, The Incredible Book Eating Boy and This Moose Belongs to Me, Daywalt delivers a hilariously quirky, witty and entertaining book in The Day the Crayons Quit.
Great for one-on-one story times, older children, small children with a bit of an attention span, and adults too! Best read out loud with funny alternate voices. Come in to one of our story times to hear us read it!