Daywalt, D., & Jeffers, O. (illustrator). (2013). The Day the Crayons Quit. New York: Philomel Books.
Duncan is shocked when instead of his crayons he finds a stack of letters, written by his crayons, announcing that they’ve quit!
This book is creative and humorous. Each page features a letter written by a different coloured crayon and an accompanying illustration. The letters are sassy and comical, and any child (or adult) who has ever coloured will find truth in the letters.
The story is definitely unique and enjoyable. It is rather long for a picture book– there are 13 letters– which means it’s not a great choice for a story time and more likely to be read by older children.
Based on its uniqueness and ingenuity, I give this book a 4.5 out of 5.