Friday, March 28, 2014

Review: The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons QuitThe Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt, pictures by Oliver Jeffers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One day, instead of finding crayons in his box Duncan finds a pile of letters. The letters are from his crayons and each one has an issue for Duncan to attend to. The letters are funny and each one really shows a unique personality. Green is a tattle-tale and purple is concerned about a lack of orderly coloring on Duncan's part. The pictures of the letters are great and the illustrations from the coloring books (presented as evidence of the argument being made) are very clever.  The end of the book is a picture that deals with many (but not all) the issues the crayons raised. The 5th star would have been awarded if all the concerns were included in the final page. Since it is a collection of letters, I am counting this book toward the Postal Reading ChallengeThis completes one goal for the Spring into a Good Book Challenge.


  1. I love this picture book. It's so clever and fun. (But best for slightly older children.)

  2. I love this book too! It's so clever, and there's so much to look at on each page. A great one for older kids to pore over -- and adults too ;)

  3. I bought this book for a little 4 year old family friend who is headed to his first day of pre-school. I read it to my own daughter before wrapping it and it is HILARIOUS!! Very creative and a riot. Great gift idea for back-to-school!
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  4. I loved this book! It was a very fun story. I have no kids, but still like to read a picture book once in a while. This one was great!

    1. I don't think good picture books should be reserved just for kids and their parents. They are fun for everyone. I'm glad you liked it.


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