The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Quit

Book - 2013
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When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780399255373
0399255370
Branch Call Number: FICTION Day
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Jeffers, Oliver

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Duncan receives a series of letters from his crayons explaining why they no longer wish to work for him.

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CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

One by one we read each color's reason for going on strike, written in its color. Red feels totally overworked. Purple is tired of contributing to messy pictures. Yellow and Orange cannot agree on who deserves to be the color of the sun. This is a young artist's worst nightmare.

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Every color in Duncan's box of crayons has quit! Duncan must read about their grievances if he ever wishes to color again.


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benmcclanahan
Jul 19, 2017

This book is hilarious for all ages. The yellow crayon text is very hard to read, which I expected to be part of his story, but it was not. We'll be reading the rest of the series.

VaughanPLAlex Jan 06, 2017

This one is great for the entire family. Laughs for every page!

AL_APRIL Nov 21, 2016

This was an absolute delightful read. It's great for children and adults.

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susan_findlay
Aug 15, 2016

My toddler and I really enjoyed reading this creative book together (and playing "find the colour" on the second last page). He was very excited at the prospect of a book about "colours" (his word for crayons).
The only drawback is that the yellow crayon's letter is a bit hard to read (and maybe the beige crayon's in low light).

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writermala
Aug 09, 2016

A very well-written book with bright pictures; your child is sure to love it and will soon be reading along with you (or memorizing it)

The book has colourful characters, a problem, and a resolution all of which children love.

Mariangela_S Apr 19, 2016

Hilarious story! I never realized that the life of a crayon can be so challenging! Next time I color, I will use purple for water and green for the sun.

For those of us who love colors and coloring, this book is terrific fun. These crayons have a lot to say and they do a great job expressing their feelings. Good modeling for kids! Be sure to check out the follow-up book "The Day the Crayons Came Home", also a winner. Recommended by Lisa

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debfrost
Dec 01, 2015

I laughed so hard I was in tears and I had to read its counterpart "The Day the Crayons Came Home". An exceptional book!

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 26, 2015

One by one we read each color's reason for going on strike, written in its color. Red feels totally overworked. Purple is tired of contributing to messy pictures. Yellow and Orange cannot agree on who deserves to be the color of the sun. This is a young artist's worst nightmare.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/day_the_crayons_quit_daywalt

AliJan Jun 15, 2015

This book is super cute! I love it and I can't wait to read it again.

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jeanreed_99
Sep 20, 2014

jeanreed_99 thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

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SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 7

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Aug 22, 2014

blue_parrot_377 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10

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violet_dolphin_2592 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Oct 23, 2013

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Kyra_Audiophile Sep 12, 2016

A picture book favorite! Funny story about crayons sharing their feelings about their use in art projects.

orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

This book is about 12 crayons and how they are unhappy for different reasons.the person using the crayons creates a scene using every single colors so the crayons become happy

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Elizaharvey4
Jun 26, 2015

Good book

orange_dolphin_185 Jul 07, 2014

Hey Duncan, it's me red carbon .We need to talk you make me work harder than any of your other crayons.

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