Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story -- now a #1 New York Times bestseller!
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.Audiobook cast of narrators:
Drew Daywalt as THE NARRATOR and PINK CRAYON
Marichelle Daywalt as RED CRAYON
René Ruiz as PURPLE CRAYON
James Patrick Cronin as BEIGE CRAYON
Barrett Leddy as GRAY CRAYON
Robbie Daymond as WHITE CRAYON
John Lee as BLACK CRAYON
Tara Sands as GREEN CRAYON
MacLeod Andrews as YELLOW CRAYON
Ron Butler as ORANGE CRAYON
Kim Mai Guest as BLUE CRAYON
Max Meyers as PEACH CRAYON
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 German Shepherd. He is the author of the blockbuster hit The Day the Crayons Quit
as well as The Day the Crayons Came Home
and The Crayons' Christmas
. His favorite crayon is Black.Oliver Jeffers
makes art and tells stories. From his much-loved debut, How to Catch a Star
he has gone on to create a collection of award-winning and bestselling picture books, which have been translated all over the globe, including the #1 New York Times
bestseller and TIME Best Book of the Year Here We Are
. Oliver is from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and young children.
Goodreads' 2013 Picture Book of the Year!Amazon's Best Picture Book of the Year!A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013!
"Jeffers delivers energetic and playful illustrations. The drawings are loose and lively, and with few lines, he makes his characters effectively emote. Clever spreads, such as Duncan’s 'white cat in the snow' perfectly capture the crayons’ conundrum, and photographic representations of both the letters and coloring pages offer another layer of texture, lending to the tale’s overall believability. A comical, fresh look at crayons and color."--Kirkus Reviews
"Fresh and funny. Oliver Jeffers's quirky, joyful illustrations convey the strength and comedy of the crayons' sentiments, and children ages 4-8 will laugh in recognition at seeing their own color preferences reflected back at them."--The Wall Street Journal