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The Joy of Crayons

September 7, 2016 |

The Day the Crayons QuitThere have been several books that came out in the past few years about crayons. They each have a slightly different spin on the life of a crayon. And these books are fun for adults and children (although it’s possible the adults might love them more!).


Duncan’s crayons have all left him notes in the book The Day the Crayons Quit. They are not happy with what has been going on and they decide to go somewhere else. This is a very funny book, particularly for the adults reading it who will get more of the humor than some of the children may who are listening.

The Day the Crayons Came HomeThis is the sequel to The Day the Crayons Quit. Now there are more crayons sending Duncan notes. These new crayons are very upset at their treatment and they want Duncan to do something about it. In this case, you do want to make sure to read The Day the Crayons Came Home second. It makes much more sense reading the two books in order.


Red: A Crayon's StoryThe entire message about Red Crayon in the book Red: A Crayon’s Story may pass by some younger children, but the book has a wonderful message about looking at thing differently and looking beyond labels. It’s a great story for older children and adults to read.