The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Duncan’s crayons have had enough. They have quit, and the crayon box is empty except for a pile of letters. Each crayon expresses its grievances, requesting a change in their working conditions.
Red, blue and grey feel tired and overworked, beige is naked, pink feels under-appreciated and black is misunderstood. Green, who has no personal complaints pleads with Duncan on behalf of fighting yellow and orange. “Please settle this soon because they’re driving the rest of us crazy!” Duncan will have to consider all their demands to persuade his crayons to come home.
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- CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals: Visual Literacy notes
- Crayons Picture Books: Educator’s Guide and Activities
- Crayons Picture Books: Vote for Your Favourite Crayon
- The Hanen Centre: Building Problem Solving Skills with The Day the Crayons Quit
- Prindle Institute for Ethics: Guidelines for Philosophical Discussion
- Reading is Fundamental: Educator’s Guide
- Reading is Fundamental: Guide for Educators
- Teach Wire: The Day the Crayons Quit KS1 Book Topic – Empathy, Persuasive Writing And Understanding Emotion
- World Book Day: Teaching guides – Early Years Ideas
- World Book Day: Teaching guides: Lesson Plan Years 1&2
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