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The day the crayons quit / by Drew Daywalt ; pictures by Oliver Jeffers.

Daywalt, Drew. (Author). Jeffers, Oliver, (illustrator.).

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Ansonia Public Library J.E. DAY (Text to phone) 34045117341904 Juvenile Easy Available -
Babcock Library - Ashford E Day (Text to phone) 33110144129069 Juvenile Nutmeg Available -
Beacon Falls Public Library E DAY (Text to phone) 33120000351129 Picture Book Checked out 08/06/2020
Bentley Memorial Library - Bolton E Day (Text to phone) 33160102479436 Easy Fiction Available -
Bethel Public Library JP DAYWALT (COLORS) (Text to phone) 34030127746656 Juvenile Picture Book On holds shelf -
Bethel Public Library J-E DAYWALT COPY 2 (Text to phone) 34030129684897 Juvenile Easy Checked out 09/03/2020
Bethel Public Library J-E DAYWALT COPY 3 (Text to phone) 34030128961338 Juvenile Easy Available -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport jj DAYWALT (Text to phone) 34000080908791 Juvenile Summer Reading Available -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport jj DAYWALT (Text to phone) 34000080908809 Juvenile Summer Reading Available -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport jj DAYWALT (Text to phone) 34000080908817 Juvenile Summer Reading Available -
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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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Nutmeg Award Winner, Elementary, 2015.
Subject: Crayons > Fiction.
Letters > Fiction.
Color > Fiction.
Crayons > Juvenile fiction.
Letters > Juvenile fiction.
Color > Juvenile fiction.
Picture books for children.
Genre: Epistolary fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9780399255373
The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit
by Daywalt, Drew; Jeffers, Oliver (Illustrator)
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Duncan's crayons are on strike. One morning he opens his desk looking for them and, in their place, finds a pack of letters detailing their grievances, one crayon at a time. Red is tired. Beige is bored. Black is misunderstood. Peach is naked! The conceit is an enticing one, and although the crayons' complaints are not entirely unique (a preponderance centers around some variation of overuse), the artist's indelible characterization contributes significant charm. Indeed, Jeffers' ability to communicate emotion in simple gestures, even on a skinny cylinder of wax, elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights. First-class bookmaking, with clean design, ample trim size, and substantial paper stock, adds to the quality feel. A final spread sees all things right, as Duncan fills a page with bright, delightful imagery, addressing each of the crayons' issues and forcing them into colorful cooperation. Kids who already attribute feelings to their playthings will never look at crayons the same way again.--Barthelmess, Thom Copyright 2010 Booklist

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K-Gr 2-In this delightfully imaginative take on a beloved childhood activity, a young boy's crayons have had enough. Fed up with their workload and eager to voice their grievances, they pen letters to Duncan detailing their frustrations. Energetic and off-the-wall, the complaints are always wildly funny, from the neurotically neat Purple ("If you DON'T START COLORING INSIDE the lines soon. I'm going to COMPLETELY LOSE IT") to the underappreciated White ("If I didn't have a black outline, you wouldn't even know I was THERE!"). Daywalt has an instinctive understanding of the kind of humor that will resonate with young children, such as Orange and Yellow duking it out over which of them represents the true color of the sun or Peach's lament that ever since its wrapper has fallen off, it feels naked. Though Jeffers's messily scrawled crayon illustrations are appropriately childlike, they're also infused with a sophisticated wit that perfectly accompanies the laugh-out-loud text; for example, a letter from Beige, in which he bemoans being tasked with drawing dull items like turkey dinners, is paired with an image of the crestfallen crayon drooping over beside a blade of wheat. Later on, Pink grumbles about constantly being passed over for less-feminine colors while the opposite page depicts a discomfited-looking pink monster and cowboy being derided by a similarly hued dinosaur. This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime and may even inspire some equally creative art projects.-Mahnaz Dar, Library Journal (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Although the crayons in this inventive catalogue stop short of quitting, most feel disgruntled. The rank and file express their views in letters written to a boy, Duncan. Red complains of having to "work harder than any of your other crayons" on fire trucks and Santas; a beige crayon declares, "I'm tired of being called 'light brown' or 'dark tan' because I am neither." White feels "empty" from Duncan's white-on-white coloring, and a "naked" Peach wails, "Why did you peel off my paper wrapping?" Making a noteworthy debut, Daywalt composes droll missives that express aggravation and aim to persuade, while Jeffers's (This Moose Belongs to Me) crayoned images underscore the waxy cylinders' sentiments: each spread features a facsimile of a letter scrawled, naturally, in the crayon's hue; a facing illustration evidences how Duncan uses the crayon, as in a picture of a giant elephant, rhino, and hippo (Gray laments, "That's a lot of space to color in all by myself"). These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes. Ages 3-7. Author's agent: Jeff Dwyer, Dwyer & O'Grady. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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