The Day The Crayons Quit

“Hey Duncan,

It’s me, RED crayon.

We NEED to talk.”

The Day The Crayons Quit

What’s the Story?

Duncan loves to color. Whether it’s red fire trucks or purple dragons Duncan was always coloring.


That is, until his crayons go on strike. 


One day, he receives a letter from red crayon, who is not happy. Red crayon complains that he never gets a day off.


But it’s not just red crayon. ALL Duncan’s crayons have written him letters. Orange and yellow crayon aren’t speaking to each other. Black crayon wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue crayon is tired of being used up on vast bodies of water. 


What can Duncan do to pacify his crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?

Why is it Great?

Written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, The Day The Crayons Quit is creative, hilarious, and entertaining. Daywalt successfully instills each crayon with a unique voice and personality, and the colorful illustrations further bring the characters to life. The illustrations are (naturally) done in crayon. The book is also full of clever puns and wordplay.


The Day The Crayons Quit is a great way to teach children about respecting their belongings and how to show appreciation for them. It is also a great way to introduce children to problem-solving and how to work together to find solutions.


The Day The Crayons Quit is a wonderfully creative and imaginative picture book that will appeal to both children and adults. It is sure to be a favorite for many years to come.

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