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Day the Crayons Quit

by Drew Daywalt |  Grades: 1-2  |  Ages: 3-7  |  Lexile Level: 730

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When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them. 

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! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. 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? 

Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers. 


Goodreads' 2013 Picture Book of the Year!
Amazon's Best Picture Book of the Year!
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013! 
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

Biographical Notes About Drew Daywalt

Although Drew Daywalt (1970 -   ) grew up in a haunted house, he now lives in a Southern California home, haunted by only his wife, two kids, and five-month-old German Shepherd. His favorite crayon is Black.

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