The Day the Crayons Came Home

The Day the Crayons Came Home

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
ISBN: 9780399172755
0399172750
9780605884618
0605884617
Branch Call Number: PB
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm

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benmcclanahan
Jul 25, 2017

As much as I enjoyed the first one, this one missed the mark for me. It was a little too similar to the previous book and not as funny or clever.

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Mahboubeh1
Jan 02, 2017

I like this book but I like the day the crayons quit more

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susan_findlay
Oct 10, 2016

I preferred The Day the Crayons quit. This book attempts to weave a story (Esteban, the crayon formerly known as Pea Green, and his travels) in the midst of random cards from other lost crayons. As such, the story doesn't really flow.
The art is still charming and the concept still cute - but the original was better.

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Jissell3
Sep 12, 2016

I absolutely love this book! It's fun to read for an adult, the pictures are funny for toddlers and my ten year olds love all the funny complaints the crayons have, specially "Estaban the Magnificent" too funny! It's creative, just imagine if crayons could talk, lol. I try to do each crayon in a different voice, it's fun, my kids love it!

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_Alicorn_
Jul 17, 2016

I like the glow in the dark page and how they get made a fort to live in. It does engage kids.
I have to admit I was a little disappointed in it though, it was not written as well as I would personally like for young kids, especially toddlers.
And from my own personal eyesight I found the font hard to read especially in low light.
It has an interesting theme to the book but not one of our favourites. Our son is 4. I did change a few words when reading.

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cmwiersma
May 26, 2016

Fun book for parents. Not so much for toddlers. My 2.5 yo didn't choose to read it a second time. I found it also communicated disrespect.

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mmcbeth29
Apr 16, 2016

SUMMARY: Duncan and his crayons (I suppose these are the only ones who didn't quit in the first book) receive a stack of post cards. Each one is from a different crayon who is living a miserable existence and wants to come home. Each card complains about how horrible life is for the crayon. When the crayons come home, Duncan builds a home where all the crayons will feel welcomed.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations were created in a mixed media of crayons, post cards and cardboard.

REVIEW: I gave the first book, The Day the Crayons Quit, 2 stars for the same reasons I am giving this sequel 2 stars. First, the post cards are written crayon. But instead of making them in some sort of readable print for young readers, they are written in a combination of cursive and print. This makes the cards very difficult to read and hard on the eyes. The colors have been improved, but it doesn't matter because in simple words--it's just bad handwriting!
Once again, this book is full of complaining and negativity. The crayons, who chose to leave in the first place, complain on each and every page about how bad life is. This makes the book a downer. At no point in the book did I feel excited because the crayons were coming home. At no point did I feel happy for Duncan or the crayons. At no point was I interested in what the crayons had to say because it was all so negative. And yet, there is a picture of a happy crayon on the front cover. This is misleading. No one is smiling throughout the book and only a couple of crayons are smiling on the last two page spread.
The illustrations were, again, uninteresting. The post cards did add a nice touch, but many of the pictures were scribbled art. I lost interest in the pictures after the first couple of pages.
There are also quite a few mature and inappropriate bits throughout the book. The crayons use the word stupid regularly, puns young readers won't understand, angry tones and one put down after another. There is a picture of the dog licking its privates and poop that came from a bear in the woods. I can go on and on. And the big excitement of this book was the special glow in the dark drawing. I could barely see it in a dark room.
The second time around is no better than the first and again, I cannot recommend this book for any age reader. It is poorly written, poorly illustrated and all around poorly executed. There are too many other lovely picture books out there to waste time and money on this kind of low quality.

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JimmieReinsch
Feb 06, 2016

Luv it

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yuancz
Nov 10, 2015

Very fun to read even for my 10 year oId daughter

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AlanaS
Oct 28, 2015

A fantastic follow up to "The Day the Crayons Quit"

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