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Friday 4 March 2016

Review: The Day the Crayons Came Home

Duncan and his crayons return in a hilarious sequel to Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers’s best selling The Day the Crayons Quit.

Duncan and his crayons are happily colouring in one day when a mysterious pile of postcards arrives in the mail. The messages are from Duncan’s abandoned, lost and forgotten crayons, reprimanding him for his neglect and telling him in no uncertain terms what they think of his carelessness.

You’ll laugh out loud at the messages from maroon crayon (broken in half), neon red crayon (left behind on a family vacation), turquoise crayon (melted onto a sock after getting put into the dryer) and the irrepressible pea green crayon (now known as Esteban the Magnificent).

The Day the Crayons Came Home is sure to produce giggles from children and adults as the different crayons have their say, especially neon red crayon and pea green crayon (sorry, Esteban) who send multiple postcards.  This clever, creative picture book is a fitting sequel to The Day the Crayons Quit and both books feature on my list of ‘must own’ picture books.

You’ll never look at a container of crayons the same way again.

Title: The Day the Crayons Came Home
Author: Drew Daywalt
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: HarperCollins, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 September 2015
Format: Hardcover (with dust jacket)
ISBN: 9780008124434
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book.