The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt (Author) and Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator) #everycrayoncounts

The Day the Crayons Came Home

On our yearly vacation to Folly Beach, SC we always plan a day to spend in Charleston to visit a few shops, enjoy delicious food and perhaps take a carriage ride.  Back in 2013 on our Charleston trip we went to a bookstore in downtown to look for a few books on our list and we found a few we were looking for and we discovered a brand new book, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt {author} and Oliver Jeffers {illustrator}

This is when we learned about this amazing crayon book.  Our oldest daughter found the book in the kids section and read it to her smaller sisters.  They loved the book so much that we bought it.  It was the only one in the store!!  YAY!  We hit the jackpot! 

This book has been read to our children so many times and when it’s been story time at their school it is THE book that we take.  The kids love it and we do too.  It’s hilarious and such an original idea for a book.

The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Quit is a book that all kids should own or at least it should be a book that every kid has had read to them.  It’s the perfect book to be read out loud with funny voices and funny faces.  BEST BOOK EVER!

For the past year we have enjoyed The Day the Crayons Quit so much and we were super excited when we were asked to review The Day the Crayons Came Home because we were ALREADY fans. 

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Duncan's friends, the Crayons, tell him all about their woes from having their paper peeled off to friendly arguments about what color the sun really is.  The crayons discuss his coloring techniques - how well he stays in the lines to using his favorite color all the time.  Even the forgotten crayon writes his very own letter to Duncan.

{Yay, a brand new crayon book!}

The Day the Crayons Came Home

When The Day the Crayons Came Home came in the mail I hid it so I could surprise Superdad and the babies at bedtime so we could read the book together.

We laughed and laughed together.  Another HIT with all of us!  So funny.  Another original idea for an amazing book. 

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The Crayons are back from amazing adventures making their way home to Duncan.  {No Crayon gets left behind.}  In this new book the broken crayon gets put back together with the help from a friend and one crayon turns super hero.  As each crayon tells their journey via postcards from far off places with pyramids all the way to the family dryer.  Life isn’t dull {pun intended} with these Crayons.

The Day the Crayons Came Home

We are so tickled to have these books and I look forward to sharing them with my granddaughter when she is older.  Just think of all the story times at school we get to share these books with other children.

Be sure to enter this giveaway where you can have a chance to win your very own copy of both books, a tote bag and even an event kit with lots of goodies!

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The Day the Crayons Came HomeThere is even a WEBSITE Crayons Picture Books where there are fun activities and print outs you can download for FREE to enjoy. 

There’s even a special link for an educator's guide.

The Day the Crayons Came Home

Looking for books to teach in your classroom? Each lesson plan is ready for immediate classroom adoption with suggested assignments, writing prompts, extension activities, and more! Each Core Curriculum Lesson Plan was created by educators and is specifically aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Download this educator's guide to The Day the Crayons Quit to help empower your students to express an opinion, be involved in decision making, and become proficient users of the English language.

Every Crayon Counts #EveryCrayonCounts


Be sure to join the #EveryCrayonCounts movement!  Show support for your favorite crayon by picking a color, message and then share on your social media.  Don’t forget to follow the #EveryCrayonCounts hashtag for lots of crayon fun.

I know that you will love these books just like we do!  I bet you’ll look differently at your crayon box from now on.  Every crayon does count! 

Happy reading and happy coloring! 

**I wasn’t paid to post this.  The opinions expressed belong entirely to me, Michelle Lee.  I was sent a FREE tote bag, copies of both books and an amazing activity kit.  WE LOVE THE CRAYONS!**