The Day the Crayons Came Home

The Day the Crayons Came Home

Book - 2015
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One day, Duncan is happily coloring with his crayons when a stack of postcards arrives in the mail from his former crayons, each of which has run away or been left behind, and all of which want to come home.
Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
ISBN: 9780399172755
Branch Call Number: JP DAYWA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Jeffers, Oliver

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DBRL_ChrissJ Oct 05, 2020

Neon Red Crayon (which looks more Day Glow Orange) is HORRIBLE at geography. Apparently he thinks it snows in the Amazon Rainforest, New Jersey is known for deserts and pyramids and Cleveland is located somewhere in China. But as always, brown crayons are the best for drawing bear scat.

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jenetics9
Jul 25, 2019

"My favourite part of the book was the glow-in-the-dark page. I also liked when all the crayons came together at the end. It reminds me of my own crayons."
Review from my child (age 7)

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EverettRobichaud
Jul 19, 2019

This book is a good book for kindergarten kids and up. There's lots of writing to read and the jokes could be missed by younger kids. For those who get it, it's hilarious.

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jakevandepol
Apr 05, 2018

My four-year-old son can't read yet, but he somehow has ended up memorizing this book, nearly word for word. It's unbelievable. And it's full of fairly sophisticated little jokes and my son seems to get them all, so, while the crayons are undigestible (burnt sienna crayon is eaten and barfed up by the family dog), the jokes and the big vocabulary words are evidently presented in a way that makes them VERY digestible. So I haven't really got the right to say this book is anything but the most powerful tool for encouraging reading and a love of books we've ever encountered.

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benmcclanahan
Jul 25, 2017

As much as I enjoyed the first one, this one missed the mark for me. It was a little too similar to the previous book and not as funny or clever.

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Mahboubeh1
Jan 02, 2017

I like this book but I like the day the crayons quit more

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susan_findlay
Oct 10, 2016

I preferred The Day the Crayons quit. This book attempts to weave a story (Esteban, the crayon formerly known as Pea Green, and his travels) in the midst of random cards from other lost crayons. As such, the story doesn't really flow.
The art is still charming and the concept still cute - but the original was better.

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Jissell3
Sep 12, 2016

I absolutely love this book! It's fun to read for an adult, the pictures are funny for toddlers and my ten year olds love all the funny complaints the crayons have, specially "Estaban the Magnificent" too funny! It's creative, just imagine if crayons could talk, lol. I try to do each crayon in a different voice, it's fun, my kids love it!

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_Alicorn_
Jul 17, 2016

I like the glow in the dark page and how they get made a fort to live in. It does engage kids.
I have to admit I was a little disappointed in it though, it was not written as well as I would personally like for young kids, especially toddlers.
And from my own personal eyesight I found the font hard to read especially in low light.
It has an interesting theme to the book but not one of our favourites. Our son is 4. I did change a few words when reading.

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cmwiersma
May 26, 2016

Fun book for parents. Not so much for toddlers. My 2.5 yo didn't choose to read it a second time. I found it also communicated disrespect.

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