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Sunday 15 December 2019

Review: The Crayons' Christmas

The Crayons' Christmas is another entertaining installment in the ongoing tales of Duncan and his varied band of colourful crayons.

Readers who are already fans of The Day The Crayons Quit and The Day The Crayons Came Home, will thoroughly enjoy reuniting with the characters in this story.

There are several surprises, with letters to open, a game to play and paper art to make, cleverly integrated throughout the book, making this a real holiday treat.

Author Drew Daywalt and illustrator Oliver Jeffers have added more depth to the stories of several crayon characters, including Peach Crayon, who finally gains some clothes to wear, Esteban and Neon Red, who have been travelling the world together, and the rarely seen, Silver Crayon.

Tiny details add to the humour in this book, such as addresses and stamps on parcels and the comments made by characters in the background. This story stands alone, but is perhaps best enjoyed after already coming to know the characters through reading the other books about these quirky crayons.

Title: The Crayons' Christmas
Author: Drew Daywalt
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books, $27.99
Publication Date: 21 October 2019
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780008180362
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book