~I received The Day The Crayons Quit for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
I am constantly surrounded by crayons that my two budding artists use on a daily basis. Plenty snap in half, get chewed on and they somehow wind up in every corner of the house. In the book The Day the Crayons Quit the crayons have had enough. They are on strike and they have each left a letter to Duncan explaining their grievances.
Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun.
What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?
This book is ridiculously funny and pokes fun at the stereotypes for which each crayon color is often used for. All of the stereotypes run true in our house. Both my girls usually find themselves picking up the pink and purple crayons first and the sky is always blue. The illustrations are as equally as funny as the book. We all get a good chuckle every time I read it.
My daughters spent today furiously coloring with their friends. They were coloring postcards to show where some of their missing crayons to celebrate the book sequel coming out. My review of the companion book, The Day The Crayons Came Home, which hits stores August 18th will be coming in a blog post soon! Either book would be perfect to give to a teacher or just to read to get ready for the first day of school.