Title: The Day The Crayons Quit
Writer: Drew Daywalt
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: Philomel Books
Borrowed from: Dian
This is one of the most hilarious, entertaining books Yofel and I have ever read. The story is pretty simple actually, about a box of crayons who wrote letters of complaint to their owner, a boy named Duncan.
Yellow and Orange kept on fighting because each of them thought it’s the better color for the sun. White was angry because it felt unused, there’s not much different whether it’s in the box or not. Meanwhile, Pink was sad since Duncan used it less and less (girl color? C’mon!), and Blue is overused (it’s Duncan’s favorite color!) – it’s very short and stubby.
Yofel’s favorite, though, is Peach crayon. Duncan tore its wrapper so now Peach had to be naked and can’t even get out of the box 😄
The storyline is very original, easy to digest and could relate well with the kids. The language used by each crayon is also effortlessly funny, using words like “We need to talk” or “I am BEIGE and I am PROUD” or “Give me a break”. I love reading this story out loud to Yofel because the wordings are very cute and easy to expressed in different voice or tone.
This type of book can be read over and over again without the kids being bored, and the illustrations help too – they complement the story of the crayons really well. I also love the ending, because it’s quite creative and can address the issues raised by the crayons in a cute way.
Here are some of the illustrations from the book:
And Yofel enjoyed it too 🙂
Thank you Dian who has lent us the book! 🙂 We’ve thought on buying one for Yofel as well 🙂