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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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Independent Reading Level: 1st Grade
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  Taylorsapp | May 4, 2023 |
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  kmgerbig | May 1, 2023 |
A charmingly funny of colours and mundane childhood activities that... ( )
  wolfe.myles | Feb 28, 2023 |
This book is a funny and playful story about how the main character Duncan's crayons write him letters on how they would prefer to be used. In the end Duncan comes up with a resolution for all of the crayons and decides to use the crayons in more creative ways. I would say this book is targeted towards primary grade students. ( )
  alexishandley | Feb 28, 2023 |
As a person who loves crayons and coloring, I got a kick out of this book. The title caught my attention, the colors are fun and the story could have been written by my own crayon box. ( )
  JRobinW | Jan 20, 2023 |
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Drew Daywaltprimary authorall editionscalculated
Jeffers, OliverIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Koos MeindertsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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