Saturday, June 11, 2016

Review: The Day the Crayons Quit (Crayons) by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers

Title: The Day the Crayons Quit
Author: Drew Daywalt
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: Philomel Books
Published: June 27, 2013
Pages: 40
Genre: Children ages 3 on up
Review: library ebook
Buy Links: Amazon, 

Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me

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?

So another blogger friend of mine posted about this book and I have not seen it in my library to borrow it. Until I saw they have it in ebook form and I jumped on the chance to read it to A. 
Now I love the idea behind this cute little story all the crayons believe they are either being used too much or not enough. At the end what will Duncan do with all his crayons? The letters that are left behind by all the colors tell us how they feel and what kind of pictures Duncan uses with the colors. 
Now the only reason I gave this book a four and I really wanted to give it a five is that on the ebook I have it was hard to read some of the colors writing. There was no way for me to make it bigger so I kind of just guessed on some of the words that were being told. A it didn't bother her but if I would have read it to K who is 9 he would have called me out on it. 
Other than that A and I both enjoyed this cute little story. 

Drew Daywalt

Ever since his childhood in one of Ohio’s most haunted houses, writer director Drew Daywalt has been writing escapist fantasy and building worlds of his own. With a degree in Creative Writing, and a concentration in Children’s Literature from Emerson College in Boston, Daywalt set off to Hollywood where he spent years writing for Disney and Universal on such beloved shows as Timon & Pumba, Buzz Lightyear, and Woody Woodpecker, and where his animated series The Wacky World of Tex Avery garnered an Emmy nomination.
His first trip into live action landed him studio screenwriting and feature film directing work with such Hollywood luminaries as Quentin Tarrantino, Lawrence Bender, Tony Scott, Brett Ratner and Jerry Bruckheimer.

With an eye toward picture book writing, Daywalt’s first book THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, debuted on the New York Times Best Seller’s List in June 2013, and has since become a Number One Best Seller.


Oliver Jeffers
Oliver Jeffers' work takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, and HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his award-winning picture books, now translated into over 30 languages.
In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day, and in 2008 Lost and Found became Oliver's first book to made into animation by London-based Studio AKA.
Jeffers won a NY Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with the artist and director Mac Premo, and in 2013 Jeffers co-directed the video for U2's Ordinary Love with Premo. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jeffers now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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