The Day the Crayons Came Home

The Day the Crayons Came Home

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by Drew Daywalt
     
 

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The companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit!

A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015 / A TIME Magazine Top 10 Children's Book of 2015

“Highly anticipated (yes, even for adults)” —Entertainment Weekly

I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a

Overview

The companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit!

A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015 / A TIME Magazine Top 10 Children's Book of 2015

“Highly anticipated (yes, even for adults)” —Entertainment Weekly

I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. 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.

Look for a special glow-in-the-dark picture [Note: make sure to “charge” it under a light first].

Praise for The Day the Crayons Came Home  

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book of 2015!

Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2015!

One of Parents Magazine's Ten Best Children's Books of 2015!

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year! 

"Funnier than the creators' original blockbuster."--Parents Magazine

"Mr. Daywalt’s text blends with Mr. Jeffers’s illustrations to make a picture book that will have children clamoring for more crayon adventures."—The Wall Street Journal 

“Continues its predecessor’s pleasing, goofy conceit…Once again, both Daywalt’s text and Jeffers’ illustrations are endearing.”—New York Times Book Review
 
“By telling stories from the points of view of crayons, giving voices to the small and ignored, Daywalt and Jeffers have created two books that offer plenty of charm and fun, but also make children feel deeply understood.”—The Boston Globe

* "A masterwork of humor and design . . . Sure to be as popular as The Day the Crayons Quit."—Bookliststarred review

* "A brilliant, colorful tale that begs to be read aloud and a must-have for all collections."—School Library Journalstarred review

* "Once again, Daywalt and Jeffers create rich emotional lives and personalities for their colorful cast, and it’s hard to imagine a reader who won’t be delighted."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Not only stands on its own merit, but may be even more colorful than the original.”—Huffington Post

“Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers once again offer perceptive and frequently hilarious insights…The Day the Crayons Came Home will have readers of all ages chuckling—and will inspire kids’ empathy and imagination in equal measure.”BookPage 

Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit

The #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenonover two years on the bestseller list!

Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award

Amazon’s 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013

Goodreads’ 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year 

• “Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo; we’ve got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike.” –BCCB, starred review 

“Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights.” –Booklist

“Fresh and funny.” –The Wall Street Journal

"This book will have children asking to have it read again and again.” –Library Media Connection

• “This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime.” –School Library Journal, starred review 

• “These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review 

“Utterly original.” –San Francisco Chronicle

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times Book Review - Dan Saltzstein
[The Day the Crayons Came Home]…continues its predecessor's pleasing, goofy conceit…Once again, both Daywalt's text and Jeffers's illustrations are endearing…certainly fans of the first will enjoy the sequel.
Publishers Weekly
★ 06/22/2015
How do you follow a hit like The Day the Crayons Quit? Stick with what works, and add a twist: instead of letters, Duncan receives a stack of postcards from crayons that have been misplaced or maligned, or are ready for adventure. A directionally challenged neon red crayon tries to get home after being abandoned at a motel; a trip through the dryer has left a turquoise crayon stuck to a sock; and a chunky toddler crayon can’t abide Duncan’s baby brother (“Picasso said every child is an artist, but I dunno”). Once again, Daywalt and Jeffers create rich emotional lives and personalities for their colorful cast, and it’s hard to imagine a reader who won’t be delighted. Ages 5–8. Author’s agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. Illustrator’s agent: Paul Moreton, Bell, Lomax, Moreton Agency. (Aug.)
From the Publisher

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book of 2015!

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2015!

One of Parents Magazine's Ten Best Children's Books of 2015!

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year! 

“Highly anticipated (yes, even for adults)” —Entertainment Weekly

"Mr. Daywalt’s text blends with Mr. Jeffers’s illustrations to make a picture book that will have children clamoring for more crayon adventures."—The Wall Street Journal  

* "A masterwork of humor and design . . . Sure to be as popular as The Day the Crayons Quit."—Bookliststarred review 

* "A brilliant, colorful tale that begs to be read aloud and a must-have for all collections."—School Library Journalstarred review 

* "Once again, Daywalt and Jeffers create rich emotional lives and personalities for their colorful cast, and it’s hard to imagine a reader who won’t be delighted."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers once again offer perceptive and frequently hilarious insights…The Day the Crayons Came Home will have readers of all ages chuckling—and will inspire kids’ empathy and imagination in equal measure.”—BookPage 

 
Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit

The #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenonover two years on the bestseller list!

Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award

Amazon’s 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013

Goodreads’ 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year 

* “Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo; we’ve got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike.” –BCCB, starred review 

“Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights.” –Booklist

“Fresh and funny.” –The Wall Street Journal

"This book will have children asking to have it read again and again.” –Library Media Connection

* “This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime.” –School Library Journal, starred review 

* “These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review 

“Utterly original.” –San Francisco Chronicle

Kirkus Reviews
2015-06-29
Duncan's crayons are back in this comical sequel to The Day the Crayons Quit (2013), and this time they need to be rescued. Maroon is broken and has been stuffed between the couch cushions, Turquoise got stuck to a sock in the dryer, and Orange and Yellow have melted together in the hot sun. Though a few crayons might have been more aptly placed in the first book—Pea Green has run away because no one likes peas or the color pea green—Daywalt and Jeffers still manage to treat readers to a new story. Mixed-media illustrations, done with crayons and photographic postcards, introduce lively new scenery and brilliant characters. Big Chunky Toddler Crayon is desperate to escape from Duncan's baby brother; Neon Red is on a cross-country trip back to Duncan's house after having been left behind on a family vacation; and Glow in the Dark needs rescuing from the sinister basement. Both Neon Red and Glow in the Dark are reproduced with astounding vibrancy, and readers who turn out the lights while viewing Glow in the Dark's postcard are in for a real surprise. Fans of Jeffers will be charmed when they discover characters from his previous works hidden in the postcards' stamps. This new cast of crayons will entertain readers, and admirers of the first book will be pleased to see a few familiar colors. (Picture book. 3-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399172755
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
08/18/2015
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
279
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD490L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Although Drew Daywalt grew up in a haunted house, he now lives in a Southern California home, haunted by only his wife, two kids, and German Shepherd. A Hollywood screenwriter by trade, The Day the Crayons Quit was his first book for children. His favorite crayon is Black.

Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. In addition to The Day the Crayons Quit, his books include How to Catch a StarLost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children’s Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; The Way Back HomeThe Incredible Book Eating BoyThe Great Paper CaperThe Heart and the Bottle, which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; Up and Down, the New York Times bestselling StuckThe Hueys in the New Sweater, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and This Moose Belongs to Me, a New York Times bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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The Day the Crayons Came Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed the entire time as I read page after page. This is Great for kids and adults alike!!!!
quibecca More than 1 year ago
I read the first book a little while back, and when I found out there was a second book I had to go read it. This book is filled with post cards written to Duncan from the crayons telling him that they want to come home now, after they had told him why they didn't want to color anymore. Orange and yellow decide they both don't want to be the Sun anymore and they want to come back if he will just use them again. The post cards are so cute, and the crayons each tell Duncan what they did while they were gone, and tell him they need to be rescued and used again. I really enjoyed this. It is so funny, and so super cute. I love how clever this book is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story for kids and adults alike!!
MyMindWhispers More than 1 year ago
Really cute book for kids. we loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was walking through Barnes and Noble and saw this sequel on a table. I picked it up went to a chair and began to read. I was laughing out loud. It is wonderful. I bought it for my Grand Son. He loved "The Day the Crayons Quit, I can't wait to read him this one."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently bought several books for my children, and The Day the Crayons Came Home and also The Star Diggers by Vlad S. Koros appear to be their favorite. I highly recommend both these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son and I both love this book. It's as funny (or maybe more funny) then the previous crayon book.