By Drew Daywait and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
There’s trouble in Duncan’s crayon box again. These crayons aren’t threatening to quit like their troublesome pals, they are suffering separation anxiety and just want to come home. These crayons each have a sad tale to tell, from Maroon, who got lost in the sofa cushions, only to be broken when Dad sat on him. There is also poor Turquoise whose head is stuck to one of Duncan’s socks after they both ended up in the dryer. And pitiful Pea Green, knowing no kid likes peas, ran away. Will they ever make it back to the safety of Duncan’s crayon box?
The Day the Crayons Came Home, like it’s predecessor, The Day the Crayons Quit, is a winner of numerous awards for children’s books and was a Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book of 2015.
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