Friday, May 20, 2016

Children's Book Review: The Day the Crayons Came Home

The Day the Crayons Came Home
by  Drew Daywalt
Date Read:  5/19/2016
Rating: ★ ★    

I actually liked this one even better that the first book, The Day the Crayons Quit! This one was even funnier because of all the strange situations these lost crayons found themselves in. Esteban the Magnificent (formally known as Pea Green) was really funny.

I liked that he got several postcards from the same crayon in this book. You really followed their story - like Neon Red crayon who was very very confused with her geography. And Esteban who runs away, but can't get out the door.

My husband and I found ourselves laughing out loud several times throughout this book. Most of it went over our 1.5 year old daughter's head, but she really liked the pictures. I thought the format with the postcards was really cute too. And of course Duncan has another brilliant idea to help his lost crayons.

The story still has pictures accompanying each postcard. The pictures are either drawn like Duncan drew them, or they have photographs of them in their current location. This again is a great way to help kids learn their colors and this one actually has some geography too!

FYI: We couldn't get the glow in the dark page to work. The actual crayon itself lit up a little bit, but the drawings didn't glow at all. It's in the middle of the book, so you don't really have enough time to get enough light on the page. My daughter wasn't going to sit there for 5 minutes while we just waited... cool idea though.

These are two books I definitely need to have on my bookshelf!


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