The Day the Crayons Came Home

Duncan’s grumpy crayons are back. But are they happy? No! Crayons have feelings too, you know… Remember when Duncan’s crayons went on strike and ran away? Where did they end up? One day Duncan gets a set of postcards. Good news? Yes and no! Some have been on big adventures. But others have been lost, forgotten, broken – even melted in a tumble dryer and stuck to a sock! (Life just isn’t fair.) But have Orange and Yellow patched up their big quarrel? And will the crayons finally see that there’s no place like home?

  • Quirky and witty story told in postcards from each crayon
  • Oliver Jeffers’ distinctive art brings each page to vivid life
  • Gloriously funny look at life from a crayon’s perspective
  • The Day the Crayons Quit won a Children’s Choice Award

“A masterwork of humor and design” – Booklist

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    Winner of the GoodReads Choice Best Picture Book Award for The Day the Crayons Quit.

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    Oliver Jeffers has won the Blue Peter and Nestle Smarties prizes for Lost and Found, and has won multiple awards in his native Ireland. He was also named a Booktrust Best New Illustrator in 2008.

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