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Debut author Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver Jeffers team up to create a colourful solution to a crayon-based crisis in this playful, imaginative story that will have children laughing and playing with their crayons in a whole new way.
Poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We 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.
The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do?

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15th November '16
I read it to Mckinleigh aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is an excellent  different  concept  book.  My little girl  really enjoyed the  book.  she found the  story very funny  and really  believable  she wanted to know  more about the different  crayons and the adventures they were getting up to.  She really related to  the over worked  crayons as she too has come  crayons  which  were very small  from being used all the time.
22nd July '16
I read it myself (an adult) , to Brobee aged 3 aged 3 , to Toodee aged 2 aged 2 & to Class 3 aged 7 to 8
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5 stars
Wow! This book really is a joy to read. The story is made from a series of letters from different crayons to a little boy. Each letter shows the character of each crayon wonderfully. They are written so believably; it really draws you into the story. We particularly love the way in which the crayons and letters are presented on the page; they look so lifelike. The message of 'working together' is sincere and conveyed without being twee. We've read the story countless times and is continues to make us laugh.
14th July '16
Rachy read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
I enjoyed the story and found some of the crayons hilarious. I like reading the book over and over again. 
12th November '18
I read it to Sienna3 aged 3 months aged 0
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5 stars
Even though I was reading this book to my daughter I couldn’t stop laughing throughout. The book is about how the crayons quit and decide to each write letters about how they aren’t happy how they are being used. Each picture in the page is written with the coloured crayons and gives it a feel as though they are from the actual crayons. The ending of the book is fa radix but I won’t give that away. This book helps to promote equality and diversity. I can’t wait to purchase the day the crayons came home. I think this book is suitable for children 4+ my daughter is younger but enjoyed looking at the pictures.
30th August '17
I read it to OliviaS aged 9 aged 9 , to HarryS aged 7 aged 7 & to ElizaS aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This is such a funny and imaginative book. It is a firm favourite with my 7 and 9 year olds and has been for at least a year. 
So, in a nutshell... Duncan has some crayons and they all write letters to him with various complaints and concerns. Very well written and even a bit about a 'naked peach crayons which causes great hilarity every time!! My only problem is trying to come up with different voices to suit the characters of all the different crayons
23rd January '18
I read it to LucasChops aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This is such a fun book - Duncan goes to his crayon box one morning to find a stack of letters - written by all the different colours.  Some are overused and pink is upset because it's not used at all.  Blue is a mere stub because of all the sea he's drawn whereas orange and yellow are fighting because they can't agree who is the right colour for the sun!  All the letters are "handwritten" in the correct colour and there's a real sense of humour running through it.
Fabulous stuff and packed with awesome illustrations
7th November '16
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is a very clever book which makes the crayon characters really likeable and believable. It is very funny even from a parents perspective and is a brilliant idea!  Great storyline and hilarious when you can see what the crayons are actually saying, pink just wants to be used and blue needs a break from colouring in all that water!! We love this book in our house and it is highly recommended.
12th January '17
I read it to Piglet aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
A fantastic and quirky idea for a story book - a packet of (mainly) disgruntled crayons write to their child owner. Each colour. Writes a letter explaining that why are either tired from over use, or fed up of colouring the same thing all the time. There are disputes between crayons as to what colour the sun actually is. It brings to life each colour as an individual person, and in a subtle way challenges children to use crayons in different ways when drawing pictures. My son LOVES this book, and has repeatedly for it to be read to him since we first got it. Engaging, witty and thought-provoking, a sure fire combination that makes this book an absolute hit. Highly recommended.
5th October '18
I read it to Badge aged 5 to 11
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5 stars
This is one of my favourite go to books when covering classes. The characters are crayons and help to tell the story in a truly unique way. It's very funny and grips the pupils interest. The illustrations are fantastic and really vibrant. A must have book in Key Stage 1.
10th October '18
I read it myself (an adult) & to Class 3A aged 9 to 10
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5 stars
I was recommended this book by another teacher and subsequently we used it as the focus of our whole school writing project earlier in the year. This is a hilarious and very clever book which was enjoyed both by the children and teachers alike. I loved the idea of the crayons revolting against Duncan because of the way he treats them and it sparked some excellent discussions within the classroom about how we treat our belongings. A wonderful book for all ages! 
1st March '18
Class 5/6CB read it themselves aged 9 to 11
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5 stars
This book is funny for the whole school. We love the discussion it has about respecting property and we love the silly way that the crayons have been brought to life. 

The nude crayon always makes the whole school laugh out loud! 

It's been used many times for World Book Day and will be one of our focus books again this year! 
12th September '16
I read it to Fifi aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
i saw this book advertised on Toppsta a while ago and wanted to get a copy for Eleanor. Eleanor was lucky enought to get hold of one for her birthday!
Eleaor is an avid colourer and loves keeping all her crayond and felt tips in tip top condition. We also went to the Crayola expeerience in Orlando recently and she exclaimed how the crayons in the book looked like the ones in the shop! It's a really easy, flowing book and you quickly understand how it's going to continue. Each crayon writes a letter to it's owner, explaining why it is happy, or unhappy. For example, the brown crayon is sad becasue he doesnt get used much, and the red crayon says he gets used to much for fire engines and tractors! The book got me and Eleanor talking about her favourite colours and what they meant to her, why she loved them and what her favourite / least favourite crayons were!
A really lovely book to read and a great bedtime story. We would love to follow it up with The Day the crayon came Home!
A great book for all ages to enjoy.
18th July '18
I read it to Work aged 3 to 7
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5 stars
Wonderfully written by the amazing Jeffers, this story embarks on a journey of emotions and encouragement of creativity. The crayons want a change! Beautifully illustrated and well worth a read. 
26th May '16
I read it to Amelie aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This is such an imaginative, funny story.  Each crayon sends a letter expressing their feelings about how they are used...or not!  Some are happy with what they are used for, some less so...and then theirs the politics between different colours.  As a parents I thought this was just brilliant (which is great when it gets read so much!), as for my daughter she giggles away each time and has taken away so many ideas for her own drawing.
A brilliant concept and great fun illustrations. 
19th September '18
TeamD3 read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
My sister & I both really like this book. I like how each crayon writes a letter. My favourite crayon letter was the yellow crayon one. I like it because I can read each letter on my own. 
6th July '17
I read it to IRE aged 5 aged 5 & to TAME aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This is a riot of a book and will give everyone the giggles. It is probably best suited to 3+ although younger children can still appreciate the pictures. The story is about a little boy called Duncan who just wants to do some colouring but when he opens up his crayon box, he gets a surprise. His disgruntled crayons have quit but they've left some hilarious letters explaining their reasons. Will Duncan be able to solve the crayon crisis? Well that would be telling!
9th August '16
I read it to THawkes aged 5 aged 5 & to Ohawkes aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
I love reading this book. It's set out in a series of letters from crayons. The pictures are lovely and help show off the story beautifully.  My children 5 & 2 pick this very often at bed time and always giggle. It's aided my two year old to learn some colours and my five hear old finds the naked crayon hilarious!! 
4th June '17
I read it to The Little Prince aged 7 aged 7 & to Little Shell aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is a fantastic book that never gets old, despite numerous readings. A brilliantly put-together collection of letters from a group of crayons to their owner Duncan, asking him to use them more/ less/ in different pictures. This book brings alive so many different personalities and emotions, capturing longing, exhaustion, frustration, resentment, gratitude and many more. My children love both the text and the pictures and we often recreate the illustrations in our scrapbooks. It's such an original and appealing to all on every level. 
1st March '18
I read it to mrbear aged 7 aged 7 & to mrfox aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Such a great book! My son's favourite colour is pink, and I love how it introduces the idea of pink being a boy colour too!
19th July '16
I read it to Noah aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
We absolutely loved this book. It was really funny and really imaginative. One day when Duncan goes to take out his crayons they're not there. Instead there are a pile of letters from his crayons. They have quit and each letter is from a different coloured crayon explaining why they have left. We loved the fact that everything was written from the crayons' points of view and their personalities were fantastic. Such a fun book to read and to spark little ones' imaginations.
2nd April '16
I read it to Lock1 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This fab book of letters from the crayons to Duncan is a fun and inspirational read. Many of the letters rang true with the experiences and artwork of our 4 year old who couldn't wait to read what the next crayon would say! The wonderful illustrations perfectly compliment the original storyline, I can't wait to see the drawings this will provoke tomorrow! 
6th December '16
Alice2009 read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
I liked when the peach crayon had no clothes on and never came out the box. I thought it was the best story ever and it was very funny. I read this book to my little brother and he liked me reading it to him. The letters from the crayons were very funny and the purple crayons colouring is messy and the blue crayon was the baby because he was the favourite 
3rd August '17
JHopkin read it themselves aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
My daughter wasn't sure about this book initially. The concept of the crayons quitting was quite abstract, but after a few reads she really began to enjoy it. She love now loves the idea about the crayons being tired and needing a break, particularly the 'naked' peach crayon. Funny for children and adults alike. 
18th September '17
I read it to viola8148 aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
This book is about a boy called Duncan who goes to draw a picture one day and finds that all his crayons have quit! Luckily, they have each left him a letter to explain why they've left and Duncan has to find a solution that makes everyone happy!

Be aware this book is quite long, it's certainly not a quick read before bed or dinner and is more of a dedicated storytime read. I would also recommend reading it alone before hand so as to get the right emphasis as some of the letters are quite long winded and need the right enthusiasm to keep a child focused.

Overall Viola enjoyed this book but I do sometimes have to skip pages as it is very long. Would recommend for children who will sit for hours listening to stories as the detail and humour in this is fantastic for children and grownups alike!
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