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Very disappointed. These board books have no new imagery. I bought this and the other board book, the Book of Numbers, for my nephew. He already has The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home (for when he’s older). The board books use the exact same illustrations and even some of the same text as the original stories! And what’s worse is that both the board books borrow the same images and he now will have three books that repeat the same imagery and text!I love the illustrations and original stories, but this just seems super lazy. Even the description is misleading. "Poor Duncan can’t catch a break! First, his crayons go on strike. Then, they come back home. Now his favorite colors are missing once again! Can you count up all the crayons that are missing from his box?"This made me think it would be a whole new story with new illustrations. Very, very disappointed. Check it out!
About the Author Drew Daywalt grew up in a haunted house, but now lives in a Southern California home haunted by only his wife, two kids, and a German shepherd. A Hollywood screenwriter when he is not writing for young readers, Drew’s favorite crayon is Black. He is the #1 bestselling author of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home. Follow Drew at @DrewDaywalt.Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffers.com) is a creator of art for adults and children. An illustrator of fine art, his picture books have received numerous awards and much critical acclaim. The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, written by Drew Daywalt, both #1 New York Times Bestsellers, exploded a wave of success that began swelling with the bestsellers Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me. Oliver has become one of the world’s most in-demand artists, creating pieces and graphics for TED talks, The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and for U2’s lyric video to the song “Ordinary Love.” Born in Belfast, Ireland, he lives and creates art in Brooklyn, New York.
The Crayons’ Book of Colors Board book – October 18, 2016 by Drew Daywalt (Author), Review
Lame. Total waste of money. It pretty much just takes the larger version of the book and paraphrases each section. If you’ve never read the larger version than this version makes absolutely NO SENSE whatsoever. It’s choppy and confusing, and a total let down. Only kept it because the illustrations are still interesting and my toddler wanted a book for her that she could play with and distroy since we have both of the larger hard bound books and she’s not allowed to mess with them without adult supervision. Our dogs like to eat books so we have to keep a super close watch on all our nice things. This book however would not grieve me to lose at all. -Read Reviews-
Using parts of the original story found in The Day the Crayons Quit, Daywalt and Jeffers introduce young children to their colors. Each crayon is introduced along with the things they have colored (red has colored Santa, strawberries, hearts, apples, and a fire engine. The inclusion of questions throughout the story give parent and child opportunities to talk about what’s happening in the book. And the final page includes all the colors in one big picture, giving the child a chance to identify the different colors. This makes for a delightful introduction to both crayons and colors and the possibilities of both.
Tags: Board books, Children: Kindergarten, Colors, Concepts, Concepts - Colors, Crayons, Drew Daywalt, Fiction, Grosset & Dunlap, Humorous stories, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile works, Oliver Jeffers, The Crayons' Book of Colors