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  • Writer's pictureElla Fothergill

Children's Book Review: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Updated: Mar 7

Age: 5+

The day that Duncan’s rebellious crayons went on strike was definitely a shock to this little boy. Duncan had no idea that, within the confines of his school pencil case, mischief was the norm for his disgruntled colouring pencils!

In this book, each page presents a letter to Duncan, from a crayon. Black crayon, for example, mentions how tired she is at only being used for big, bold outlines! Purple dislikes Duncan’s inability to colour neatly and White is sad at her uselessness on plain paper. Every letter of complaint will both fascinate and puzzle your children, presenting these colourful characters as hilarious, quirky and unique!

The combination of writing and pictures will help your little ones improve their reading skills as well as encouraging their creativity and imagination. Accompanied by Oliver Jeffers’ fantastic illustrations, your kids will be inspired to create their own colourful worlds of dragons, fire trucks, princesses and rainbows! Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers really have created something special in The Day the Crayons Quit.

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