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The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt

The Day the Crayons Quit

By: Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)

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Published: 1st August 2014
For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
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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?

About the Author

Drew Daywalt is an award-winning writer/director of film and TV, his work featured on Disney, MTV, FEARnet and Syfy. He lives in Southern California. Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize Gold Award. ‘Lost and Found’ animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.

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4.9

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4.0

Great imaginative read

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    Comments about The Day the Crayons Quit:

    This book is very imaginative. Quite long for a kids book so better for older readers, I would say 4+. My younger kids - 2 and 3 get a bit over it because its long. But its a great original story.

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    5.0

    Fantastic book

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      Comments about The Day the Crayons Quit:

      Kids that enjoy crayons will love this creative story

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      5.0

      Charming & delightful to read

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        Comments about The Day the Crayons Quit:

        Charming and funny story to read with the kids. Wonderfully illustrated with a cute sense of humour that the kids would easily relate to.

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        5.0

        Fantastic book

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          Great book with cute illustrations.

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          5.0

          Very entertaining!

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              Read this to my class and they loved it - very entertaining!

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              5.0

              I would buy this again

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                Comments about The Day the Crayons Quit:

                My 6 year old grandson loved the book. The illustrations are colourful and appealing, the print is quirky and appealed to my young reader. I recommend this book to kick off a love of reading in young ones.

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                5.0

                Great for Kids

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                  Great book for my 4yr old who loves drawing and colouring. Great for the imagination and he even makes references to it when he draws. Great gift for a 4yrs.

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                  Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit: "Hilarious picture book brilliance..." Books for Keeps "It's funny, clever and pushes kids' creativity." The Telegraph "...stunning illustrations" Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian Praise for This Moose Belongs to Me: 'As ever, Jeffers's illustrations delight, inspire and surprise with their variety and ingenuity.' The Guardian Praise for Stuck: 'Brilliantly silly' - The Telegraph Praise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy: 'Mouth-wateringly irresistible' The Guardian Praise for Stuck: 'Brilliantly silly' - The Telegraph Praise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy: 'Mouth-wateringly irresistible' The Guardian

                  Oliver Jeffers

                  Born in Western Australia, raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland and now currently residing in Brooklyn, New York.

                  Oliver Jeffers makes art.

                  From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, his work has been exhibited in New York, Dublin, London, Sydney, Washington DC, Belfast and elsewhere.

                  A co-founder of the art collective OAR, their exhibitions include 9 days in Belfast, book and the award winning BUILDING. Illustration clients include Orange UK, Lavazza, Sony PSP, RCA Records, Starbucks, Candy, the Vacuum and Her Royal Majesty the Queen of England. HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his picture books, including the award-winning Lost and Found and The Incredible Book Eating Boy.

                  There has always been a strong undercurrent of narrative behind Jeffers's work, but his current interest in making art lies in the anomaly between logical and emotional thinking.

                  While striving to find a harmonious balance between form and content, Jeffers is curious about the opposing means by which the world he lives in can be assessed. To explore this he has been drawing parallels between the arts and sciences, as in his recent solo show, Additional Information (exhibited December 2006, in Hill St Belfast), in which figurative oil paintings were over laid with mathematical equations.

                  Visit Oliver Jeffers's Booktopia Author Page


                  ISBN: 9780007513765
                  ISBN-10: 0007513763
                  Audience: Children
                  For Ages: 3 - 6 years old
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 40
                  Published: 1st August 2014
                  Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
                  Country of Publication: GB
                  Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 25.4  x 0.4
                  Weight (kg): 0.27