The Day the Crayons Quit

Title: The Day the Crayons Quit
Author: Drew Daywalt
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s Books (2014)
ISBN: 9780007513765
Series: The Day the Crayons Quit (1), The Day the Crayons Came Home (2)

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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