Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Day the Crayons Came Home

Have you read the latest book by author/illustrator team Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers? In a follow-up to their wildly popular The Day the Crayons Quit, this second book (published in 2015 by Philomel Books) details the adventures of displeased crayons who find their way back to Duncan's crayon box.

The crayons send Duncan a series of postcards from their various locations. My favorites are from Neon Red Crayon, who reminds Duncan how much fun they had coloring his dad's sunburn on vacation, and Brown Crayon, who is miffed because of the "item" Duncan used him to color.

The book is relatable to kids and is so fun to read aloud together. The author's voice can be sarcastic and scornful, depending on the crayon's predicament (which adds to the hilarity), though other "characters" take a softer approach. And the illustrations (in crayon, of course) are playful and delightful. In the end, Duncan comes up with a way to make everyone happy (and feel included).

I think this book is even better than the first! Check it out if you haven't already.

Happy reading!

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