Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer Reading With Daisy: The Day The Crayons Quit

Hey Everyone! It's me, Daisy!  I'm back with summer reading every Wednesday.  I have a whole stack of books to tell you about.  First up, The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt.  We know crayons all quit on the last day of school, but this isn't a story about summer vacation.  The story starts off with Duncan (!!!) getting a stack of letters...from his crayons!  
Each crayon wrote a letter to Duncan.  They talked about how they aren't used enough, are his favorite, are only used for holidays and firetrucks (red), which is the real color of the sun (orange or yellow), and how they are happy with their career so fat (green).
Poor beige.  He's tired of being second place to Brown because Brown gets all the puppies, bears, and ponies. Beige just gets wheat and maybe a turkey dinner.  I need to have a talk with Beige...he's missing out on drawing a lot of Wheatie puppies!  Beige would be used all the time for drawing me!!!!
This is the funniest part of the book in my opinion.  Peach is NAKED!  Hahahahaha!  Poor Peach had it's clothes torn off and is now too embarrassed to leave the box.  We all know crayons like Peach.
On the last page, Duncan honored all the crayons' request and created a masterpiece.
This is such a creative book and really makes you think about the crayons in your box.  The illustrations by Oliver Jeffers make you really relate to the crayons' emotions.  We know you'd want to color a masterpiece, too, after reading this story!


  1. There are no crayons here. Kali ate them all.

  2. What a great story! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. I luffs that book!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Oh that is a nice book!!
    stella rose

  5. We'll have to get this book for our favorite miniature human, Ryan. Thanks for the tip!

  6. That looks like a good one Daisy
    Lily & Edward

  7. What a great story!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. That looks like a very nice book, I bet it would taste really good.

    Ziggy Out!!

  9. What a pawsome book! It got mom thinking because she's taken up colouring in again...yup, she bought herself a colouring in book for "grown ups" and she just LOVES it. In fact she's got Oumie hooked on colouring in now too.
    BIG licks,
    Wally (the beige crayon) and Sammy (is there a brindle coloured crayon in Duncan's box?)