This week's book review, courtesy of Waterstones bookseller Leilah Skelton, is of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. It's a delightful picture book that would suitable to read to a Key Stage 1 class or to provoke deeper discussion or writing with Key Stage 2 children. Here's what Leilah has to say about the book…
You’ll be CRAYON with laughter!
Oh dear. The crayons are not happy at all! Some are overused, some are sadly neglected, and Orange and Yellow are both insisting they are the rightful colour of the sun!
Can Duncan find a clever solution to keep the peace?
This is a WONDERFUL picture book that combines the clever wit and humorous phrasing of newcomer Drew Daywalt with the much-loved illustrations of well-established picture book author Oliver Jeffers.
The young reader is encouraged to empathise and consider fair resolution. I also love how this book inspired my niece to fill a colouring book with creatively diplomatic colouring choices!
A brilliant choice to be read by or to your children.
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