The companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit!
“Highly anticipated (yes, even for adults)” —Entertainment Weekly
I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan's stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away—each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.
Praise for The Day the Crayons Came Home
"Mr. Daywalt’s text blends with Mr. Jeffers’s illustrations to make a picture book that will have children clamoring for more crayon adventures."—The Wall Street Journal
* "A masterwork of humor and design . . . Sure to be as popular as The Day the Crayons Quit."—Booklist, starred review
* "A brilliant, colorful tale that begs to be read aloud and a must-have for all collections."—School Library Journal, starred review
* "Once again, Daywalt and Jeffers create rich emotional lives and personalities for their colorful cast, and it’s hard to imagine a reader who won’t be delighted."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers once again offer perceptive and frequently hilarious insights…The Day the Crayons Came Home will have readers of all ages chuckling—and will inspire kids’ empathy and imagination in equal measure.”—BookPage
Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit
The #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon—over two years on the bestseller list!
Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award
Amazon’s 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013
Goodreads’ 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
* “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
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Sold by:||Penguin Group|
|File size:||43 MB|
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|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. In addition to The Day the Crayons Quit, his books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children’s Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; The Way Back Home; The Incredible Book Eating Boy; The Great Paper Caper; The Heart and the Bottle, which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; Up and Down, the New York Times bestselling Stuck; The Hueys in the New Sweater, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and This Moose Belongs to Me, a New York Times bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I laughed the entire time as I read page after page. This is Great for kids and adults alike!!!!
I read the first book a little while back, and when I found out there was a second book I had to go read it. This book is filled with post cards written to Duncan from the crayons telling him that they want to come home now, after they had told him why they didn't want to color anymore. Orange and yellow decide they both don't want to be the Sun anymore and they want to come back if he will just use them again. The post cards are so cute, and the crayons each tell Duncan what they did while they were gone, and tell him they need to be rescued and used again. I really enjoyed this. It is so funny, and so super cute. I love how clever this book is.
Cute story for kids and adults alike!!
Really cute book for kids. we loved it!
I was walking through Barnes and Noble and saw this sequel on a table. I picked it up went to a chair and began to read. I was laughing out loud. It is wonderful. I bought it for my Grand Son. He loved "The Day the Crayons Quit, I can't wait to read him this one."
I recently bought several books for my children, and The Day the Crayons Came Home and also The Star Diggers by Vlad S. Koros appear to be their favorite. I highly recommend both these books.
My son and I both love this book. It's as funny (or maybe more funny) then the previous crayon book.