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The Day The Crayons Quit

byDrew DaywaltIllustratorOliver Jeffers

Hardcover | July 2, 2013

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Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun.

What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?

Kids will be imagining their own humorous conversations with crayons and coloring a blue streak after sharing laughs with Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers. This story is perfect as a back-to-school gift, for all budding artists, for fans of humorous books such as Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith, and for fans of Oliver Jeffers' Stuck, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Lost and Found, and This Moose Belongs to Me.


Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit

Amazon’s 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013

Goodreads’ 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year 

Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award

* “Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo; we’ve got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike.” –BCCB, starred review 

“Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights.” –Booklist

“Fresh and funny.” –The Wall Street Journal

"This book will have children asking to have it read again and again.” –Library Media Connection

* “This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime.” –School Library Journal, starred review 

* “These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review 

“Utterly original.” –San Francisco Chronicle
Although Drew Daywalt grew up in a haunted house, he now lives in a Southern California home, haunted by only his wife, two kids, and five-month-old German Shepherd. His favorite crayon is Black.Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the ...
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Title:The Day The Crayons QuitFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10.38 × 10.31 × 0.41 inPublished:July 2, 2013Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399255370

ISBN - 13:9780399255373

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable story, entertaining characters, great read. Enjoyable story, entertaining characters, great read.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny! This is a great book and so much to read. My children find it so funny, as do I.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny! My 3 year old loves this book because of the pictures, and I love this book because it's hilarious. Win win.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for Adults I think this book may be meant for adults than for kids? Students showed interest in the story the first time but afterwards overlooked everything happening in the story. Personally, I think it's a picturebook more meant for adults than for young children.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creative This book is creative and funny.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Clever the first 3 times or so The kids really enjoyed this book the first few times but it just isn't one of those books that they're excited to re-read. I think it's mostly enjoyable the first time because every kid is familiar with Crayons so the idea of giving them a voice is fresh and fun.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute My nephew absolutely loved this book and re-reads it regularly.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very clever perspective A creative look into the personalities of crayons-very funny
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining This children's book is very entertainers for young children. I read this to a grade 1 class and the students loved the story and the beautiful crayon looking drawings on each page.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Creative and Fun This story is great for young and old. Beautiful pictures too.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic illustration, great story. Fantastic illustration, great story.
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute boo My little one likes the artwork, but the letters are a bit long to hold her interest at 1 and a half
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic story! This is a fantastic story to read to students anywhere from early years to junior grades (grade 6). Great for teachers! Can use for reading, writing and discussing!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cute cute cute That little bit of adult & child humour perfectly combined. A book-shelf must have.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Great for kids, very cute!
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Again!! Again! Again! is what we get when we finish reading this book to our kids. Great story for the kids.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HILARIOUS even for adults. loved reading this one to my godson
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classroom favourite Every one of my students love this one!
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun! I love the whole series! I great read for little ones!
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book it is a cute book #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! My 5 year old loved it! We used to read it all the time. Definitely a keeper!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On repeat My daughter at age 5 is starting the get the humor in this lovely book. It's been on repeat these days and she can recite the letters from each colour! I bought it with THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME so we read both books back to back.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from To read and read again A nice story for the kids. they like to listen to it again and again. Only difficulty is that the writing is difficult for the young readers
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! My daughter loves to read this over & over. A clever book with wonderful pictures.
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story Great book with a great message!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book A wonderful story, very charming!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! Kids love it and it has a cute story
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kids loved it but... I am a volunteer librarian at school and read this to my K and grade 2 students and they loved it. It got the kids thinking creatively about colour and the adventures their own crayons could go on. My one criticism is that the word "stupid" is used, but I just edited that out. Check out the part two in this series. We almost liked it better than the original.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Creative and inventive It's always fun to find a book with a completely different premise. 'The day the crayons quit' is a great romp through every crayons and their different problems. Each crayon has a different and unique complaint, and the ending is an ode to creativity and inspiration. The only problem I have with it is that some of the passages are long and if you have a child with a short attention span they might become bored and restless. Try breaking up the book by reading only a few pages at a time to keep them engaged. Other than that, highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the kids love it! This is our sons favourite book for long car rides, he reads it and then tells his own story after practicing his colours!
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cute for the classroom I read this book in my ELK classes and had the group of 30 so quiet, you could hear a pin drop. This story promoted an inquiry into colouring and challenging the students to expand their comfort zones.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Makes kids reading lots of fun. Well do everything!
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfying Giving crayons a voice is an ingenious idea.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! This is such a clever book! Love it!
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creative A lovely story for any kid to enjoy. Colourful illustrations and a great way to introduce note and letter writing to children. Highly recommended for any child's book collection.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Imaginative This book really gets the imagination juices flowing, that crayons have feelings and personalities too. This is a great book, for evenings where we don't quite have so much time, we read every other page and it doesn't take away from the story.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great a great story for all ages
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE LOVE LOVE We Have all the "Crayon" books! Our six year old reads the toddler ones to his baby brother and I enjoy reading the other 2 to my eldest. I love how all the books relate to each other, and how funny the letters are to Duncan. If our crayons really did talk this is what they would say!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This book was awesome to reread o we and over again because it never gets old! Great for all ages! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from we still love this! We re-read this book every few months and love it every time. It's fun that it has a subtle of an edge to it as the kids get a bit older.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Funny A bit overly long at some points but still a good book about creativity
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book for Young Students! As a teacher my students love this book! The pictures are fantastic and the story line is great! Love the ending of working together!
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun read! Wow! What an imagination to give personalities to something so common, found in every kid's life... crayons! This is a hoot to read - for both children and parents. It's also a great gift! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome A great book easy to understand with wonderful illustrations. I think any child will like this.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from great great book, easy to read and understand. I as a parent enjoyed it too
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yay! Another Jeffers book that's creative and lots of fun!
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love my toddler loves this one!
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great humour! Even parents will get a kick out of this one! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone has a different point of view! Super book for teaching points of view. My class discussed the many points of view of the books and how everyone can have a different point of view.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute book Cute book! Gives a different perspective-that of the crayons!
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice A wonderful and creative story with beautiful illustrations. I think any child would enjoy it.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a good story! I read this book to my K class the other day and they loved it! I had to go out and get the day the crayons came home as soon as i could!
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! Kids and parents alike will LOL with this one! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quirky I love this book for its creativity and quirkiness.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brings personality This is such a great book to read out loud to my kids. We read each color in a different voice/accent and the kids love it. Also, I like that if we're in a hurry at bedtime, I could skip to every other page and the kids won't notice and it doesn't take away from the story. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Decent I bought this book for my young daughter and while the story was good and the pictures are bright and colorful...it didn't really capture her attention. Maybe when she is a bit older she will enjoy it more.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Day the Crayons Quit (Crayons) by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Goodreads Author) (Illustrations) This book was mentioned in a conversation here on Goodreads, with a link to a reading on Youtube, so I watched it. And I kinda loved it. The book is short, as most children's books are, so the reading was only 7 minutes long, but I almost wish that it was longer, that the pictures were shown more, and that I could really appreciate the art that these crayons produced. They give of themselves, and only ask to be appreciated and fairly used in return... but when they feel mistreated, they decide to demand better treatment. Until then, they tender their resignation. honestly, I really liked that message. If you feel mistreated or are unhappy - speak up and try to change the situation. If nobody knows that you're unhappy, it's unlikely that anything is going to change on its own, so you have to have the self-respect to stand up for your own needs. I didn't feel like it was a message of selfishness or laziness on behalf of the crayons - they just wanted to be respected and appreciated and treated fairly.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT book! So creative, so clever. The kids ask us to read this book all the time!
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun read aloud! As a teacher it is a wonderful story to read to students
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I have bought about a dozen copies of this book to give as gifts. A great choice for reluctant reader. The sequel is funnier.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! This is such a clever story. My grade 2 class loves this book! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My son loves this book A great perspective. I read this to my son with a different voice for each crayon. He loves it every time.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Great book to read along with your little ones
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1 My teacher bought all these books from here and told us to pick one to read to the class, we could keep the book after. I picked this book and im so so glad i did!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and creative really funny and really cute illustrations. A nice book to give as a gift.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crayon's love them always If crayons could talk, this is exactly how they would be, funny and so true to their color you and your child will really enjoy this book
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great for kinder to adults This book cleverly presents the story of the crayon's perspective. Parents will enjoy the manner in which the story is told and the humor.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and great illustrations This book has a very funny concept and is well written. The illustrations are great!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Naked Crayons Rule! There is a lot of text in this book and I wasn't sure if it would hold my kids attention - I shouldn't have been worried about that! The book is funny and interesting and hearing everything from the crayons point of view is so refreshing. They sat happily laughing through the whole book and then asked to read it again. Be prepared for the 'naked crayons' whose wrappings will be all over your house too!
Date published: 2017-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clever Concept This book is based on a clever concept of imagining what would make crayons quit! It is definitely geared to older kids as the premise is quite sophisticated.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute My son loves this book...it is sooo cute and funny.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A breath of fresh air in picture books Very original and cute, with a colourful ;) cast of characters (but I really am talking about personalities, too). I read it to my niece, but I would read it again by myself, even though I'm an adult. Reading time approximately 15 minutes, unless the kid your're reading to is feeling chatty.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family favourite This is a great story that all my kids LOVE
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a creative book! My coworker told me about this book and I thought of it as a great birthday present for my friend's daughter. As an adult I love this book so I think she will enjoy it too. Great present idea! The purchase online and ship to store option is great as well.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very cute Very cute book, my kids love it.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I got this book as a gift and it's wonderful!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good book for colors good book for learning colors great!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creative with a side of cranky Good for the parents and the kids. Cute little story and illustrations.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clever! Very clever. My preschoolers loved it!
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good Original sotry that helps kids understand the importance about comprimise and also what can be fare. I thought Not what I expected but still a good story. However my kids might of been a little young to understand it at first (2-3)
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Loved it! I added in different voices and actions because my daughter loves it. She loved this series of books. I can't wait to get the rest of them.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique! With its unique story matter, fun voices, and sense of humour, this book is a true gem!
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great This book is well done. I like how many voices there are, it makes it fun to read.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable! This book is so cute p. It's about why the crayons quit. Red feels over used, white neglected, yellow and orange fight over what colour the sun is, other crayons are tired of being used for the same thing.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious This book is actually really funny. My daughter absolutely loves it
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My 3 years old loved this book It's a nice book. We do the voices and we have lots of fun reading it. After reading this book my daughter stopped peeling the crayons paper and tried more to stay inside the lines :)
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids fav. Everytime we read this book the kids laugh as though it is the first time they heard the story. They absolutely love this book. Very well done and funny.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Made it into bedtime rotation My son loves this book. He's 2.5 and it's confirmation that he knows his colours!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute Book This is a cute story. I love all the different voices it has. It's a great story for kids. It's fun.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good A wonderful addition for the family's bedtime collection of stories!
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Think outside the box My kids love this book! We read it often
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for the little ones This was a gift for my niece. She really loved this one.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun Fun story my kids love. One of our bedtime staples.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creative and Funny Everyone should have this on their shelf as this is an amazingly creative and imaginative book!
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable book Bought this book for my nieces for Christmas. My husband and I read it before we wrapped it and thought it was adorable. We can't wait to read it to them.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute This book is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Giggles before bedtime! This is my children's go to book before bedtime! They can't get enough of all the different "crayon" personalities and the laughter they bring. It is a fun and engaging book for both children and adults. This book is also great for young children learning their colours. Get ready for some giggles before bedtime! Highly reccommend getting the sequel to this book ;)
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super funny! My son and daughter can't stop laughing when I read this story. They want to read this one and The Day the Crayons Came Home, back to back. They roll around giggling the entire time. Highly recommend both stories.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic gift for children! Both the story and illustrations in this book are amazing - an engaging read for both the child and the adult! I love gifting this for families with young children! The story is told from the perspective of the crayons and is written in their "handwriting" and distinctive colours. On that note, some pages may be hard to read as the writing will be in yellow or light colored "crayon." I usually gift with the sequel from the same author, "The Day The Crayons Came Home."
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of our favourites This book is cute! My boys loved reading about the crayons
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a colourfully fun read! One of our most beloved books. My boys love hearing about the crayons, and it is just so fun to read.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent book This book deals with interesting themes in a new way. From sadness over being lost/discarded to dealing with anger with friends or not wanting to share.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! For a preschool teacher, this book was very funny to read personally and to my children. After reading, the children all wrote stories about their crayons.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best great book! my students love this one
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story. My daughter has read this book over and over again. So creative and fun.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More for adults then kids A really funny read for adults, don't know if it's sending a great message to our kids but overall this book is well done.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good book This is a cute and imaginative book, my niece loves it and asks for it almost every night. Super awesome and fun story!
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Great story- a bit long for younger children but for kindergarten- grade 1 this is perfect! Has a great moral #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Aloud I love this story! I have this and the sequel and the kids just adore it.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny and creative A lively stiry that is sure to entertain the kids
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Very clever and creative, great to encourage reading!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great purchase #plumreview my daughter loves this
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creative Creative book! Good book for kids.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from it's good It was fine until the book had the word stupid in it. I would probably recommend this to and older child.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Kids adore this book This is one of my kids favourite books! We read it all the time
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from kids love it! This book is really cute, and a good idea! Kids love it and it helps teach colours other than your basic ones, and about feelings. It's a bit of a long read, butI would recommend it!
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Enjoyable A very creative story about the crayons in your box! Each crayon writes a letter to boy who "owns" them and complains for various reasons (eg, one colour is not being used enough, one colour doesn't like that they are only used for certain objects etc). It is very clever and very entertaining. And I say this as someone who does not have kids! But I would definitely recommend it to anyone who does!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Family Favourite! #plumreview This is our favourite picture book in our house. We love this story and read it over and over again. Wonderful concept by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. Bravo!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clever book! #plumreview I got this book as a baby shower gift. It is for older kids so I will have to wait a few years to read but I read it myself and it was really good. Cute and creative!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favourite children's book ever I loved everything about this book.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So clever This was such a good read, I ended up buying a few more copies for my nieces.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING BOOK!! Surprise Surprise I bought this for my 11 year old daughter and she LOVES it!! She is a little old for the book but I have heard her and her friends laughing many times reading it to each other.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun read! My son and I really enjoyed reading this and we still talk about this book and the funny crayons!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Adore this book My son loves this book. some pages are hard to read in some light but the story is fantastic. Great for kids of all ages. We started reading it to him when he was 2 and he is 4 now and still loves it.
Date published: 2016-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! This is a great book to use as a literacy inquiry with students, even your own kids if you have them! The Day the Crayons Quit allows for many opportunities to stop and ask listeners what they think will happen. It will get them talking and allow them to become critical and active readers without even knowing. It can also be really fun if you hide all the crayons in your home or classroom and see what kids will come up with to get them to come back!... You have to read the Day the Crayons Came Back, after.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different and creative This book is a nice break from my sons collection of super hero books. There's emotion, laughter, and one crayon travels the world. Each crayon has its own story. Love how it comes together in the end. Excellent read.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So funny When I read this book, I give each colour its own "voice" and play up the characters. My daughter loves it. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good I like it until they had to put in the word stupid in the book, we consider that a bad word in our house and don't let our kids say it
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute book for kids I read this to my toddler and she loves it. I highly recommend this book. The pictures and story are super cute.
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6 Year old loves it! My son loves this book, we read it many times a week.
Date published: 2015-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it is awesome awesome.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anthropomorphic Crayons? So adorable! Can't wait to buy the sequel for my nephew and niece.
Date published: 2015-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the best book ever I bought this for my grandchildren last year and it is their favourite book. Very entertaining.
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Unique ,funny and oh so true! Adults an children will really enjoy reading this book
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I have not read this on kobo but I have read it to the infants at school an it was brill the crayons were funny especially the beige one naked
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite To Read I bought this over a year ago & still love reading it to my kids! The story is refreshing, children will identify with the personalities of the crayons in the story. So enjoyable! I've had adults read it at the table during a dinner party & giggle the whole way through. A true winner.
Date published: 2015-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! I've purchased this book 4 times already for different parents/kids! It is one of the best books I've seen for children in a while, beautifully illustrated and creatively written so both the reader and the child can enjoy.
Date published: 2015-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Children's book I have ever read! This book is so creative that every time I read it to my son, I'm continuously impressed by it! He loves it as much as I love to read it.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best kids book I have come across so far! I enjoy reading this book as much as my son loves hearing it. We both laugh and enjoy the personification of the crayons. Highly recommend it to those with a good sense of humour!
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laughed out Loud! Bought for our niece who is 4. She loved it! I had read it myself twice before giving it to her. Wonderful & whimsical.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Utterly Adorable! Okay, this book is just adorable. The crayons expressing themselves and their feelings, as written in letters to their "owner", is both creative and funny! I enjoyed it as much as my kids!
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its a really sweet story I actually have bought 2 copies of this book for my Grand daughters
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great book! I bought this book for my grandson and I'm saving it till he does more coloring - but he's going to love it! I love the personalities of the crayons and the way they interact with each other and with Duncan.
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read aloud Love this book! It's a great read aloud for kindergarten. It helps teach children to use all the crayons!
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Day the Crayons Quit What a charming book with an intriguing title and delightful illustrations! I think that each child who reads it will think it was written just for them.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites! Bought this book for my niece, and it has become one of my favourites too.  Very creative and well illustrated.  
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great Idea, no follow through I judged this book by its cover (and inside flap and reviews here). I should not have done. What started out as a promising story ended with a fizzle rather than bang. I was expecting the crayons to unite together in their protest but was left with the message that cutting others down/being a rat (orange and yellow) and brown-nosing (green) are the way to get things done. Not the message. Was hoping for a more cooperative approach from the colours against the tyrannical Duncan, but alas did not get it.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creatively Hilarious! I love this book! It's creative, engaging, and fun to read.  I don't know how many times I laughed out loud.  My partner and I enjoy coming up with different voices for each of the colours and our kid enjoys listening to us make fools of ourselves. Not only would I recommend this book to a friend...I plan on buying it for them. 
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laugh Out Loud Awesomeness! What a great concept! This book was so much fun to read, for both me and the children I read it to! What a hilarious way to have us thinking more about the colors in our world and the way that we use them. Super fun!
Date published: 2013-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So fun! My children read this at daycare and they were so excited to tell me about it that we brought it home that night to read at bedtime.  The kids just love it, and the parents too.  So cute & fun.  The crayons easily 'come to life' in this story with their very own personalities.  Very funny and fun for the entire family!
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crayons Have Feelings Too The Day The Crayons Quit had me Laughing Out Loud to hear all the excuses as to why they did not ant to do their 'jobs' anymore. I not only couldn't believe some of the things that were written but at the same time I started to ask myself a few things that I never had before. I really don't want to spoil this book because in my opinion this book is a must read! I honestly can't think of a single thing not to like about this book, I thought I had one but than it turned out to be a pretty good lesson instead. It was the fact that the title had the word 'QUIT' in it. Only because as a parent I try to teach my son never to quit anything without first talking about the reasons behind it and trying to come up with a solution. Than I realized that's exactly what the crayon's did in their letters to Duncan; they talked about their feelings! Yet another great lesson for our children it's okay to talk about your feelings and it does help!
Date published: 2013-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A favourite during Read In Week I bought this book and read it to many classes in my children's elementary school during Read In Week. The kids (from Grade 1 through Grade 6) loved it. One girl eagerly asked me if I was going to read to her class "the crayon book," the one that I had read to her sister the day before. (Sister must have talked about it at length at dinner.) The kids thought naked peach crayon was hilarious, and enjoyed that yellow and orange were bickering. The Grade 4 class insisted I read it to them again! The librarian ordered it for the school library, and several of the teachers jotted down the name for their own classroom use. A huge hit!
Date published: 2013-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Genius! I bought this book for my 3 year old daughter for Christmas.  I had my order delivered to work, and needless to say, it had all the ladies I work with in stitches!  I laughed so hard when I read it the first time, I cried.  They all liked it so much, they all bought this book for their kids.  This is a hilarious read.....the author is simply genius.  The humorous may be a tad too advanced for my 3 year old, but when she is a bit older, I'm quite sure she'll love it as much as I do. A MUST HAVE for your kids library.  An instant classic!  
Date published: 2013-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great duet This reminds me. I only use purple, orange, red, black. I shouldn't underuse the rest of the guys. I'm going Duncan on my pallette.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great duet This reminds me. I only use purple, orange, red, black. I shouldn't underuse the rest of the guys. I'm going Duncan on my pallette.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clever, creative, and just the tiniest bit cranky--but in a great way! My three-year-old daughter Magda loved this book so much that she can't wait to start school just so she can bring it with her to show her teacher. It's about a boy named Duncan who has an unexpected discovery one day at school. His crayons have all written him letters of complaint! Grey crayon is tired of colouring in all those large animals--elephants hippos, whales; Black crayon is tired of only being used to outline other colours; Blue crayon is just plain tired; Green crayon is happy enough but he'd like to intervene on behalf of his friends, Orange and Yellow, who are currently not speaking to each other as each claims to be the true colour of the sun; and Pink and Beige feel frankly ignored. How will Duncan appease them all? Magda loved this book because she found it funny to think of her crayons as having opinions and complaints. Of course, I've heard her arguing with her Lambie on more than one occasion, so maybe she didn't find it so hard to believe after all. I liked it because it's funny and clever, it encourages children to be creative with how they use their crayons (why not draw an orange whale or a yellow sky?) AND it's illustrated by the marvellous Oliver Jeffers (author/illustrator of The Incredible Book Eating Boy). You can see more of Oliver Jeffers in his video, "Oliver Jeffers, Picture Book Maker" on my blog, Cozy Little Book Journal. Source Disclaimer: I received a review copy directly from the publisher (thank-you!), but this did not influence the content of my review in any way. All opinions expressed are strictly my own (with a little help from my daughter of course).
Date published: 2013-07-28

Editorial Reviews

Goodreads' 2013 Picture Book of the Year!Amazon's Best Picture Book of the Year!A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013!Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award* “Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo; we’ve got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike.” –BCCB, starred review “Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights.” –Booklist“Fresh and funny.” –The Wall Street Journal"This book will have children asking to have it read again and again.” –Library Media Connection* “This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime.” –School Library Journal, starred review * “These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review “Utterly original.” –San Francisco Chronicle