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The Day the Crayons Quit – Drew Daywalt

Title: The Day the Crayons Quit

Author: Drew Daywalt

Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers

Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book

Plot: Drew has just received a packet of letters from his crayons. All of the letters are complaints from the different color crayons. Each crayon wants to be used for a different kind of drawing. Both yellow and orange want to be the color of the sun. Pink is not just a girl’s color. Gray doesn’t like being used for big animals, like elephants and whales. The list goes on and on. Can Drew make his crayons happy? How can Drew use his crayons in different ways?

Rating: 3.8 – a cute series of letters

Opinion: This is a very cute book. It’s not a story, per se, but a series of letters. It’s a good way for kids to learn about different ways to color with their favorite colors. It’s a book that teaches kids it’s okay to mix things up. Not everything needs to be the same. It’s okay to make purple dragons, pink elephants, and black rainbows. The kids got a kick of beige’s letter. It was the easiest for them to understand and the silliest. It might be easier for older kids to fully understand the book because I had to explain a few things while I was reading the book. Overall, they enjoyed the book. It’s a great lesson in creativity. It’s a good classroom book because it’s silly, fun, and a creativity lesson book.

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