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The Day the Crayons Came Home

Written by: Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by: Oliver Jeffers
Approximate read time: 9 minutes
Age group: 5 – 8
Rating: A

For those that haven’t experienced the magic of the first book, this is the sequel to The Day The Crayons Quit. It is written and illustrated in the same style: unpretentious, cute, and very funny. The format is a series of postcards, which are a little tricky to read as they have been written by haggardly crayons. Once you adjust, you’ll find yourself giggling at the sheer creativity of the story. There is even a thoughtful, caring-focused resolution, in which the crayons are honored and set up for happiness. After all they’ve been through, you and your kid will breathe a sigh of relief.
This book is highly-repeatable, and the illustrations are pleasingly simple.

Have you prompted your child to use their imagination to bring life to one of their everyday objects? This would be an interesting art project for kids under 6. Please do share them with me.

“One day, Duncan and his crayons were happily coloring together when a strange stack of postcards arrived for him in the mail…”

Other information:
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
Time Magazine Top 10 Children’s Book of 2015
Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book of 2015
Published by: Philomel Books
Number of pages: 48
Language: English

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