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The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Quit

eBook - 2013
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The hilarious, colorful #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon that every kid wants! Gift a copy to someone you love today.

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Blue crayon needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. Black crayon wants to be used for more than just outlining.  And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?
With giggle-inducing text from Drew Daywalt and bold and bright illustrations from Oliver Jeffers, The Day the Crayons Quit is the perfect gift for new parents, baby showers, back-to-school, or any time of year! Perfect for fans of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith. 
Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit:
Amazon’s 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013
Goodreads’ 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year 
Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award
* “Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo; we’ve got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike.” –BCCB, starred review 
“Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights.” –Booklist
“Fresh and funny.” –The Wall Street Journal
"This book will have children asking to have it read again and again.” –Library Media Connection
* “This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime.” –School Library Journal, starred review 
* “These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review 
“Utterly original.” –San Francisco Chronicle
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group


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ArapahoeJordan Mar 10, 2021

I loved reading this book! Not only is it hilarious, but it also serves as a great tool to teach about different points of view and being sensitive to others feelings.

FVRL_Maple_Ridge Feb 05, 2021

The Maple Ridge Teen Advisory Group (TAG) recommends this book (October/November 2019). Come into the Maple Ridge branch to learn more about joining TAG!

Jan 11, 2021

Sometimes, you just know a book is going to be good when you pick it up. This is one of them. Communicating, letter-writing crayons. What's not to love?

Jan 11, 2021

The blue crayon is my favourite. At the end every colour is used.

Jan 10, 2021

This is one of my favourite picture books. Drew Daywalt nails it on the head. Just wow!

Oct 28, 2020

The Day the Crayons book is such a creative, and funny book! It definitely brings a new perspective to your mind. It is a great story to read, and reading everyone’s different perspectives is mind opening. Different crayon colors get tired of doing their work. Some feel like their owner is using them too much, whereas some think their owner barely uses them. So their solution is to quit ! They each have a different story to tell. I love the way the crayons each have different opinions, and have completely different backgrounds. I would recommend this to younger children, but no matter the age it is a funny book!

May 25, 2020

This book is good.
No one is too old for it.

knitsewrainbow Oct 28, 2019

Gifted to me as an adult -- this book is a hoot!

Feb 01, 2019

I absolutely LOVE this book and it is really for any age of reader. I used it as a writing prompt for elementary students to write from the perspective of any common object. It was a lot of fun and yield some very creative writing! Enjoy!

Apr 03, 2018

Very good book for 5-6 year olds. Enjoyed reading this to my Granddaughter and she is now enjoying the Day the Crayons Came Home

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Sep 20, 2014

jeanreed_99 thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

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SPL_Kids thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 7

Aug 22, 2014

Panzerschwein thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10

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violet_dolphin_2592 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Oct 23, 2013

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Sep 12, 2016

A picture book favorite! Funny story about crayons sharing their feelings about their use in art projects.

orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

This book is about 12 crayons and how they are unhappy for different reasons.the person using the crayons creates a scene using every single colors so the crayons become happy


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Jun 26, 2015

Good book

orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

Hey Duncan, it's me red carbon .We need to talk you make me work harder than any of your other crayons.


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