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The day the crayons quit /

by Daywalt, Drew; Jeffers, Oliver.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : HarperCollins Children's Books, 2013.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780399255373; 0399255370.Subject(s): Colors -- Pictorial works | Drawing -- Pictorial Works Juvenile fiction | Letter writing -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Crayons -- Fiction | Letters -- Fiction | Color -- Fiction | Epistolary fiction | Humorous stories | Children's stories | Picture books for children | Picture books for children | Fiction | Juvenile works | Pictorial works | Picture books | Children's stories -- Pictorial worksAwards: Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award - Picture Book, 2014.Summary: Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit! Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do? (Publisher).
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The hilarious, colorful #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon that every kid wants! Gift a copy to someone you love today.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?<br> <p>Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers. This story is perfect as a back-to-school gift, for all budding artists, for fans of humorous books such as Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, and for fans of Oliver Jeffers' Stuck , The Incredible Book Eating Boy , Lost and Found , and This Moose Belongs to Me. </p> <br> Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit <br> <br> Amazon's 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year<br> <br> A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013<br> <br> Goodreads' 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year <br> <br> Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award<br> <br> * "Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo ; we've got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike." - BCCB , starred review <br> <br> "Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights." - Booklist <br> <br> "Fresh and funny." - The Wall Street Journal <br> <br> "This book will have children asking to have it read again and again." - Library Media Connection <br> <br> * "This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime." - School Library Journal , starred review <br> <br> * "These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes." - Publishers Weekly , starred review <br> <br> "Utterly original." - San Francisco Chronicle

Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit! Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do? (Publisher).

Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award - Picture Book, 2014.

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Horn Book Review

All Duncan wants to do is color, but when he opens his box of crayons, he finds himself in the midst of a bitter labor dispute. The crayons have gone on strike, and theyve left Duncan a pile of letters listing their grievances. From undervalued beige and pink to overworked red and blue, each crayons letter clearly states a specific request for a change in working conditions. Even the green crayon, who has no complaints on its own behalf, explains that both yellow and orange, who are no longer speaking to each other, feel they should be the color of the sun. (Please settle this soon because theyre driving the rest of us crazy!) As drama unfolds among the colors, Jefferss spare crayon illustrations pop off the white background, adding movement and momentum to the imaginative narrative. The personified crayons express such emotion in so few crude strokes, particularly the discouraged beige crayon with its furrowed brow and slumped shoulders, standing forlorn next to a single sprig of wheat (the only thing Duncan uses beige for besides turkey dinners). Photographs of the handwritten letters and coloring book pages establish verisimilitude in an otherwise outrageous premise, which amplifies the comedy. The vibrant final spread addressing each colors concerns leaves all parties with an amicable resolution and readers with a sense of satisfaction. shara l. hardeson (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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