Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Day the Crayons Came Home

The Day the Crayons Came Home. Drew Daywalt. Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. 2015. Penguin. 48 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: One day, Duncan and his crayons were happily coloring together when a strange stack of postcards arrived for him in the mail...

Premise/plot: The Day the Crayons Came Home is the sequel to The Day The Crayons Quit. The crayons have more grievances to share with Duncan. The crayons that are writing him this time are LOST crayons. Maroon crayon, for example, has been lost in the couch since being broken in half when Duncan's dad sat down two years ago. He made fast friends with a lost paperclip who is holding him together. That's just one case of a lost crayon. This book has plenty.

My thoughts: I really enjoyed the first book. I was excited for this second book. I think the first book is still the best. That being said, it was great fun to hear from more crayons!!!! Especially orange-yellow or yellow-orange. Some postcards were better than others. But overall a definite must-read to anyone who enjoyed the first one.

Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Total: 10 out of 10

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1 comments:

Suko 11:24 PM  

These crayon books sound like great fun, especially for those of us who like to color outside of the lines. :)

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