Book Review : The Day The Crayons Came Home

By Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

 

The Day Crayons Came Home is the fantastic hilarious sequel to “The Day Crayons Quit”.

Last time the crayons threatened to quit and now they want to get rescued. With rich character personalities, some new and few old familiar ones, this book is sure a readers delight and kids will want to read it again and again. You do not need to read the previous one to enjoy this one.

 

 

Duncan receives a stack of postcards from crayons no longer in the crayon box.

From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan’s stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away—each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.

 

So, Duncan then brings them back home and builds this beautiful Crayon Fort for his favourite crayons where each crayon would always feel at home.

If your child always loves to break the crayon or peel out its wrapper more than coloring, “The Day Crayons Came Home” is just the perfect book to make your child fall in love with his crayons. It teaches a very important life skill of how to take care of things. Kids will surely love to ride along the adventurous journey of Duncan’s crayons. Jeffers’s mixed-media illustrations of photographed postcards and childlike crayon drawings against white backdrops enhance kid appeal and encourage close visual reading.

The crayon-style drawings and collage illustrations by Oliver Jeffers complement the text perfectly. With amusing artwork, all of the pictures look as if they were colored by a kid. Writing by the crayons is clever and witty. Both kids and adults will giggle their way through this story, which offers some important messages in addition to being just a lot of fun.

 

DIY Activity :

Colorful crayons-  Use colored popsicle sticks and mark the faces with a sketch pen. Use pipe cleaners to make crayon’s hands.

Fort- Use old cardboard boxes and tape it to make a castle. Cut the Doors and make windows. And let your child use his creativity and imagination to write or draw in the Crayons Castle.

 

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