The Day the Crayons Quit

crayons quitThe Day the Crayons Quit is one of the funniest, wittiest children’s book that I have ever read. This book written by Drew Daywalt is ideal for children ages 3-7 years old. The book begins with the main character Duncan finding letters written by his crayons. You and your child will never look at a box of crayons the same way! Each crayon describes to Duncan their feelings regarding their color and how Duncan uses them when coloring. Both of my kids were laughing as I was reading it and loved it. There was a lot of drama in the crayon box which can lead to many discussions with your own children (“Why is the peach crayon embarrassed?”, “How does the blue crayon feel?”). When reading this book, use your voice to emphasize the words and the feelings of the characters.

At the end of the book, Duncan decides to make all of his crayons happy by making the most beautiful colorful picture which he receives an A + on. This book is excellent for discussing colors, size, feelings,  figurative language and expanding vocabulary.  Also, great for back to school!

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