What is a little boy to do when all of his crayons suddenly go on strike? Not only are his crayons feeling tired and overworked but others are feeling ignored and neglected. Through a series of handwritten letters and adorably childlike drawings each and every crayon in Duncan’s crayon box pleads its case in this loveable picture book written for all ages. Red is overworked and has to color on holidays, beige is tired of being second fiddle to brown, yellow and orange can’t stop fighting over who is the true color of the sun, and poor peach is too embarrassed to leave the crayon box because it doesn’t have a paper wrapper anymore. To find out how Duncan negotiates the perfect resolution you’ll simply have to read this delightfully endearing book, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. And don’t forget, the Oliver Wolcott Library has thousands of other fantastically clever and entertaining books in our children’s room.
-Tricia Messenger is the Library Assistant and Publicity Coordinator for the Oliver Wolcott Library