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Daywalt, Drew.
New York : Philomel Books. 2013
IL K-3, RL 2.3

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

Well, this is quite a problem.  Poor Duncan loves coloring.  But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds notes from the crayons complaining about their treatment.  Red crayon is tired of having to work so hard on fire trucks and Santas.  Grey is exhausted from coloring in elephants, rhinos and whales.  Blue is happy being the favorite but he needs a break.  And forget about peach.  He feels totally naked since Duncan peeled the wrapper off.  Will they find a way to keep working together?  Or will they crayons have to go on strike?

Booktalk #2

“Hey, I have feelings too!” That’s the underlying theme found in this book. Poor Duncan finds a stack of letters written by his box of crayons, and they are not happy. Red has to work on holidays, black is just used for outlines, blue is short and stubby, and pink just wants to be used. Find out what else is wrong and what Duncan does to fix it in this book, The Day the Crayons Quit. (Prepared by: Aleisha Ainsworth, Cheraw Primary, South Carolina Picture Books Award Nominee, 2016) 

SUBJECTS:     Crayons -- Fiction.
                        Letters -- Fiction.
                        Color -- Fiction.
                        Picture books for children.

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