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The Day The Crayons Quit Paperback – Picture Book, 26 March 2018

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Product details

  • ASIN : 0007513763
  • Publisher : HarperCollins GB (26 March 2018)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780007513765
  • Reading age : 3 - 6 years
  • Dimensions : 25.2 x 0.6 x 25.1 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 13,178 ratings

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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

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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.

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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Terri Hardwick
1.0 out of 5 stars Gender stereotyping at its worst!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 April 2019
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Antonio Carlos Andrade
3.0 out of 5 stars Original idea, not the best execution
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 August 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars Original idea, not the best execution
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 August 2018
The idea is full of potential: a boy receives letters from each of his crayons expressing their discontent (for apparent various reaasons, but in reality it s always the same 2: too much use or not enough). I remember creating background stories for my coloring pens and pencils when I was a child, and they included a lot more options... At the end, the boy tries to please his crayons (laudable) by making a drawing with all of them, but I challenge anyone to find Grey (and poor peach is a stretch, too).

The language seems more suitable for 8 or older.

The illustrations look and feel like they were made directly on the page by real crayons, which gives it a nice touch (pun intended).

All in all, I think I'll use the idea but tell each letter differently, perhaps with some actual stories.
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Aunt Ree
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic bedtime story just find a good hiding place for it.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 September 2017
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Story About Colours
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 August 2019
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Rachael Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it so much I own it as a picture book and a board book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 June 2020
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