The Day the Crayons Came Home
by Drew Daywalt; Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Philomel (August 18, 2015)
Fiction * Humor
Description from GoodReads:
I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan's stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away—each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.
Thoughts about this book:
The crayons are back in more than one way. The creative team of Daywalt and Jeffers is also back with a companion book as good as the first.
This time the crayons communicate in a series of postcards to Duncan. Through these messages, Duncan learns of these lost crayons that were forgotten and many times left in terrible condition. The neon red crayon has an adventure on his way back home and will capture your heart. However, it is the pea green crayon who changes his name to Esteban that I really liked.
Fans of the Day the Crayons Quit will equally love the Day the Crayons Came Home. Pick up a copy at your local indie bookstore as a gift for your favorite young reader.