Tuesday, January 5, 2016

MINI CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEW FOR - THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME - BY DREW DAYWALT

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DESCRIPTION:

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.

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

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.

Source:  I read this book while browsing at Barnes & Noble.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Drew Daywalt
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

Ever since his childhood in one of Ohio’s most haunted houses, writer director Drew Daywalt has been writing escapist fantasy and building worlds of his own. With a degree in Creative Writing, and a concentration in Children’s Literature from Emerson College in Boston, Daywalt set off to Hollywood where he spent years writing for Disney and Universal on such beloved shows as Timon & Pumba, Buzz Lightyear, and Woody Woodpecker, and where his animated series The Wacky World of Tex Avery garnered an Emmy nomination. 

His first trip into live action landed him studio screenwriting and feature film directing work with such Hollywood luminaries as Quentin Tarrantino, Lawrence Bender, Tony Scott, Brett Ratner and Jerry Bruckheimer. 

With an eye toward picture book writing, Daywalt’s first book THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, debuted on the New York Times Best Seller’s List in June 2013, and has since become a Number One Best Seller.