Books in the Park

suggestions from the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library at Pinellas Park

The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

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day the crayons quitJust in time for school, we share the oft-color picture book, The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. This story is about a young boy, Duncan, who just wants to color. Unfortunately, he cannot, because his crayons are MISSING.

In their place are a bunch of letters from his crayons sharing their tales of woe. There are letters from red, blue, orange, black, purple, pink, beige and even white! This pack of despondent colors share their feelings about how they’ve been mistreated. Red feels overworked, pink feels underappreciated and don’t get me started about the quarrel between yellow and orange. What’s a frustrated crayon to do??? The answer is …they QUIT!

How is Duncan supposed to complete his picture or draw a self-portrait? Well, you’ll have to read the book to discover how Duncan solves this conundrum with a creative twist! And if you like this book, stay tuned for the sequel, The Day the Crayons Came Home.

Check the PPLC Catalog for The Day the Crayons Quit.

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