I love reading to my kids. Not because I love reading to them per se – but because it means they are going to bed very very very soon. And, after a long long long summer with them at home – this is truly my favourite time of day…
On our holiday this summer – I found this fantastic book – The Day The Crayons Quit.
Quitting is what I feel like doing after a day of wingeing kids! And that is exactly what little Duncan’s crayons decided to do in this hilarious book illustrated by the super brilliant Oliver Jeffers and written by Drew Daywalt.
One day, Duncan goes to get his crayons and instead finds a stack of letters. All of his crayons have written him a letter expressing their grievances and why they have quit. Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. Sounds like an average day in my household.
The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do? The book sets about creating a colourful solution to this crayon-based crisis that will have your kids belly laughing – no wonder, it’s the #1 New York Times Bestseller and winner of several other awards.
Get colourful! The Day the Crayons Quit at Amazon £4.19.