Monday, 16 September 2013

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers

 My Review

The Day the Crayons Quit is quite possibly the best picture book ever! Yeah, the kids love it too, but it's a real personal favourite of mine!

The storyline is genius and every child will be able to relate to favouring one colour of crayon over the other!

One day a little guy called, Duncan, sits down to colour in, and in place of his crayons he finds a note saying they've all quit!

What I loved the most was the way each colour had it's own personality, which really shone through in their letters. Some were upset (pink), some felt overused (blue), some felt board of always colouring-in the same things (grey) and others have fell out (orange and yellow)!

There is so much fun and so much humour to be had in this bright story and we were thrilled at every flip of the page.

I liked each crayon individually but two of my favourites:

Beige Crayon: This little fellow is feeling a bit misunderstood! He is also tired of feeling like an unexciting colour and is tired of playing second fiddle to Mr Brown crayon!

Peach Crayon: Who seems to be missing his wrapping and is feeling a little......shall we say....NAKED!!

This tricky business is solved with a wild and highly imaginative use of all the crayons in a masterpiece in the back pages! Oliver Jeffers' quirky illustrations light up and bring to life this story so fantastically!

I'm sure anyone who reads this will be looking at their crayons differently. In the future we could even see, pink postboxes, orange clouds, yellow water and maybe even some white grass?! Who knows, the possibilities are endless and we must keep pleasing all of our crayons in mind!


*Special thanks to Harper Collins Children's Books for the review copy*

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