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The Day the Crayons Quit

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Best Children's Book of 2013: The Day the Crayons Quit, Drew Daywalt’s clever story of a box of crayons
gone rogue will get the whole family laughing at the letters written by the occupants of the ubiquitous yellow and green
box. The combination of text and Oliver Jeffers' illustrations match the colors' personalities beautifully as the
crayons share their concern, appreciation, or downright frustration: yellow and orange demand to know the true color of
the sun, while green--clearly the people pleaser of the bunch--is happy with his workload of crocodiles, trees, and
dinosaurs. Peach crayon wants to know why his wrapper was torn off, leaving him naked and in hiding; blue is exhausted
and, well, worn out; and pink wants a little more paper time. The result of this letter writing campaign is colorful
creativity and after reading this book I will never look at crayons the same way again--nor would I want to. ---Seira
Wilson

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Duncan’s crayons are on strike. One morning he opens his desk looking for them and, in their place, finds a
pack of letters detailing their grievances, one crayon at a time. Red is tired. Beige is bored. Black is misunderstood.
Peach is naked! The conceit is an enticing one, and although the crayons’ complaints are not entirely unique (a
preponderance centers around some variation of overuse), the artist’s indelible characterization contributes significant
charm. Indeed, Jeffers’ ability to communicate emotion in simple gestures, even on a skinny cylinder of wax, elevates
crayon drawing to remarkable heights. First-class bookmaking, with clean design, ample trim size, and substantial paper
stock, adds to the quality feel. A final spread sees all things right, as Duncan fills a page with bright, delightful
imagery, addressing each of the crayons’ issues and forcing them into colorful cooperation. Kids who already attribute
feelings to their playthings will never look at crayons the same way again. Grades K-3. --Thom Barthelmess

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