The Day The Crayons Quit

ISBN-10: 0399255370
ISBN-13: 9780399255373
Author: Daywalt, Drew
Illustrated by: Jeffers, Oliver
Interest Level: P-2
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: June 2013

Copyright: 2013

Page Count: 40

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Interest Level

Grades P-2

Reading Level

Lexile: AD730L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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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4/22/2013 2:37:11 PM
Oh the sorry plight of crayons! In The Day the Crayons Quit, a young man named Duncan goes to take out his crayons only to find a stack of letters from each crayon in the box. Every spread includes a letter from a disgruntled color and a crayon drawing of their dilemma. Ranging from overuse (blue of course), underuse (beige, pink, and white, respectively) and nakedness (peach crayon’s paper wrapping has been peeled off), each inventive quandary could very likely be a problem for a animate crayon. Still, poor Duncan only wants to color! Fortunately, he is a creative boy who finds a solution to everyone’s’ problems and creates a beautiful work of art to boot!