The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Quit

Book - 2013
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ArapahoeJordan Mar 10, 2021

I loved reading this book! Not only is it hilarious, but it also serves as a great tool to teach about different points of view and being sensitive to others feelings.

FVRL_Maple_Ridge Feb 05, 2021

The Maple Ridge Teen Advisory Group (TAG) recommends this book (October/November 2019). Come into the Maple Ridge branch to learn more about joining TAG!

Jan 11, 2021

Sometimes, you just know a book is going to be good when you pick it up. This is one of them. Communicating, letter-writing crayons. What's not to love?

Jan 11, 2021

The blue crayon is my favourite. At the end every colour is used.

Jan 10, 2021

This is one of my favourite picture books. Drew Daywalt nails it on the head. Just wow!

Oct 28, 2020

The Day the Crayons book is such a creative, and funny book! It definitely brings a new perspective to your mind. It is a great story to read, and reading everyone’s different perspectives is mind opening. Different crayon colors get tired of doing their work. Some feel like their owner is using them too much, whereas some think their owner barely uses them. So their solution is to quit ! They each have a different story to tell. I love the way the crayons each have different opinions, and have completely different backgrounds. I would recommend this to younger children, but no matter the age it is a funny book!

May 25, 2020

This book is good.
No one is too old for it.

knitsewrainbow Oct 28, 2019

Gifted to me as an adult -- this book is a hoot!

Feb 01, 2019

I absolutely LOVE this book and it is really for any age of reader. I used it as a writing prompt for elementary students to write from the perspective of any common object. It was a lot of fun and yield some very creative writing! Enjoy!

Apr 03, 2018

Very good book for 5-6 year olds. Enjoyed reading this to my Granddaughter and she is now enjoying the Day the Crayons Came Home

Love this book. Terrific as a reader's theatre for afterschool.

Aug 03, 2017

This book is astonishingly well written and witty. When you read this book it will positively make you crack up. This book is suitable for all ages. This book is so wonderfully- illustrated and you can see the crayons coming to life. I remember reading this book for the first time a couple of years back and I fell in love with it. I loved how the letters were so relatable and each crayon had its own problem, which created an amusing experience for the reader. Also what made the book fascinating was the font in each letter. It wasn’t just the typical dull, old-fashioned Arial font, each one had a different type of hand-writing, some neat and some sloppy. Overall this is a very unique book and I would recommend this book to everyone of all ages. Next time I need to use crayons I will use pink for the water and purple for the sun! 5/5. @TheBookWorm of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

I know I’m a teenager and I shouldn’t be reading picture books but this one just caught my attention when my brother brought it home. “The Day the Crayons Quit” is funny, clever and witty. Anybody can easily relate with the interactive photos and letters that Duncan receives from his crayons that are ready to quit. I honestly laughed and felt that this was a really smart book, I never felt like I was reading a children’s book. The interactive “letter” format made it different than just that typical Arial font book. The truth behind the letters was funny and witty and most of all relatable which is why I guess it has become such a hit amongst kids and me alike. All in all I don’t recommend this to just kids but also to anyone just looking for a fun read. Rating 5/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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.

VaughanPLAlexK Jan 06, 2017

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

ArapahoeApril Nov 21, 2016

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

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).

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

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_CraigG 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.

Jun 15, 2015

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

May 05, 2015

Such a sweet, clever and engaging book. I bought a copy for myself.

Mar 17, 2015

Such a cute book. You & your child will laugh out loud.

Jan 02, 2015

This is a fun and interactive book. :)

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