~I received The Day The Crayons Came Home for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
I’m not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan’s stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away—each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box. Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers have combined to create a companion book every bit as funny and kid-friendly as the #1 bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit.
Duncan is happily coloring away with his crayons when a bundle of postcards comes in the mail with his name on them. Each postcard is from a lost crayon. They remind Duncan of the time they were last yesed and where they are now. Postcards include one from a crayon that was eaten and thrown up by the dog and another that got stuck to a sock from going through the dryer. Duncan is sad to think about his old discarded and lost crayons so he sets off to find them!
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I don’t know how it is possible but this book might be even cuter than the first book. Each postcard is hilariously written and the illustrations blend together so well that it makes the perfect children’s book. Truly a children’s book everyone will want to read over and over again!