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The Day the Crayons Quit (2013)

by Drew Daywalt

Other authors: Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)

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Series: The Crayons (1)

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When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

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This book is about a young boy's box of crayons writing letters to the young boy to ask him to change the way he uses each of his crayons. The crayons in this book are on strike and are hoping the young boy will listen to them. ( )
  virreyes7 | Mar 28, 2021 |
This book is about a young boy named Duncan who is assigned a coloring assignment, but he realizes all his crayons quit. Each crayon has a different reason for why they quit, and Duncan needs to figure out a way to make them all happy. I think this book for be fun for a lesson that relates to art and it would be a great book to read in elementary. ( )
  helenkuang | Nov 17, 2020 |
The crayons are fighting back in this funny back-to-school story about a child named Duncan who wants to color but discovers a small problem upon opening the box. The crayons are fed up with being taken advantage of, and each of the colors has its own reasoning behind it. This is a great book for a read aloud for a few different reasons. There are multiple characters displayed through the letters from the crayons, which allows for the teacher reading to be very creative with their presentation. There are also a couple of themes displayed in this book, including respect, inequality/rebellion, obligation vs. self-interest, and many others; a teacher would have many opportunities to present these themes to their students and discussion points.
1 vote AmandaCheney | Nov 13, 2020 |
A little long for a naptime read but the premise Is funny, and my son immediately began thinking about how other colors might feel. That alone is worth the price of admission. For sight-impaired readers, this book can be a challenge. I don't know how well the e-book takes care of this problem, but it is worth downloading a sample to double-check. ( )
  Smsw | Oct 20, 2020 |
I don't even know what this is about but it looks so cute
  regansli | Oct 19, 2020 |
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Jeffers, OliverIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Koos MeindertsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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for Marichelle, Abigail and Reese - D.D.
for Ewan - O.J.
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One day in class Duncan went to take out his crayons and found a stack of letters with his name on them.
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When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.

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A boy named Duncan owns a box of crayons. He comes to school one morning and wants to use them, but instead he finds letters from each o the crayons. The letters are written in the color's point of view. Each of the crayons complain about how he uses each of them. They are either over used, under used, mistaken as another color- in the end they crayons get their point out to Duncan- we quit!
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Unhappy crayons
Write letters to their owner
Hilarity ensues.

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