The Day The Crayons Quit is out now, and appeals to my sense of humour.
The Day The Crayons Quit is by Drew Daywelt with pictures by Oliver Jeffers – straight away we knew we were probably on to a winner.
In a nutshell, the crayons have (mostly) had enough. So they send a letter to Duncan, their owner. Beige is fed up of playing second fiddle to brown, blue is tired, and pink is feeling neglected. Green is a bit worried about yellow and orange as they’re not talking to each other, whereas peach has a terribly embarrassing problem.
I found the book possibly a little advanced for H which isn’t a bad thing – she’ll grow into it, and she got why each crayon had an issue, but didn’t really ‘get’ why – that will come. I love the book and found it funny, and Oliver Jeffers illustrations give it a great character too.
Drew Daywalt, the author is an award-winning writer and director of film and tv, and of course Oliver Jeffers has written many books which we love.
Now I’m wondering what the chances are this will end up on stage – I give it a couple of years…
You can get ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ at Amazon for £9.09 at Amazon currently – I’d highly recommend!
We were sent the book for the purpose of review, all opinions are our own. The Amazon link is an affiliate link.