June 26, 2015

Book Review - The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

The Day the Crayons Quit

by Drew Daywalt
illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

"Hey Duncan,
It's me, Red Crayon.
We need to talk."

It would be really difficult not to love this picture book narrated from the perspective of some of kids' favorite tools--crayons.

Each crayon writes a letter to their owner, Duncan, with humorous individual requests and complaints.

Red crayon is overused and needs a rest, peach crayon lost his wrapper and feels naked without it, and yellow and orange crayon aren't speaking to one another because they both think they can be the sun on their own.

Daywalt's book is clever and funny while also including significant underlying messages about individual worth, appreciation, creativity, and the power of one's full potential.

Oliver Jeffers' illustrations are equally fun, childlike and endearing.

1 comment :

  1. What an interesting book! My boy might enjoy this one. :)