Review: The Day the Crayons Quit
Written by Dorothy H. Price
Its probably safe to say everyone I know has used them. Way before we knew how to read, write or eat without spilling food on our clothes. What I am hinting at are crayons. Those long, pointy, colorful pieces of wax hidden between couch cushions and underneath dining room tables well, maybe thats just at my house.
Thanks to Drew Daywalts new picture book, THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, we finally have an inside peek into how these flamboyant favorites really feel. Now I am aware that crayons actually do endure their fair share of wear and tear with each coloring session. Some colors more than others, as the book points out. Still, I had no idea crayons were so sensitive!
Nonetheless, this delightful read, that my three-year-old absolutely loves, is full of funny and quirky tirades that describes each color in Duncansthe main charactersbox of 12. Oliver Jeffers creative illustrations also do a great job of matching Daywalts text to a tee. While I dont want to spoil the book, I have to admit Peach crayon is my new favorite color!
THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT packs the perfect combination of learning and fun, especially if colors are on your little ones agenda--as well as the humor we adult picture book lovers, i.e.: me, enjoy.
Until next time, keep reading away!
Dorothy H. Price is a wife, mother of two, editor, aspiring childrens author and mompreneur. Her Charlotte based Young Authors Program ( youngauthorsprogram.blogspot.com) provides fun and exciting creative writing sessions for kids.
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