It’s not often a sequel matches the original, but this book is the exception. The crayons are back, and kids aged 3-8 will find them more hilarious than ever.
For Ages: 3 – 8 years old
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st September 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
RRP: $24.99 (AUD)
The hilarious sequel to the international bestseller THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT!
Watch out – the crayons are back and they’re crosser than ever! One day Duncan receives a set of postcards from his crayons who been lost, forgotten, broken – even melted in a clothes dryer and stuck to a pair of underpants! A hilarious text and joyful illustrations combine to show that crayons have feelings too in this laugh-out-loud sequel to bestselling picture book The Day the Crayons Quit.
Well, it seems there’s no such thing as the ‘sequel blues’ for Drew Dayhalt and Oliver Jeffers! They’ve managed to maintain the spirit of the original crayons, but introduce subtle changes to the format and text (including a glow-in-the-dark page), which make for a fresh reading experience for the kids.
There’s perhaps slightly less text (good for parents!) and the jokes are probably pitched at a slightly more mature audience (again, good for parents!) but it’s hard to imagine a child who won’t enjoy these books.
The anthropomorphising of crayons is really brilliant. Who knew they’d be such a neurotic and sensitive bunch! There’s brown crayon, who objects to being used to draw poo. There’s the previously warring yellow and orange who have put aside their differences over the sun that melted them together and are demanding a return to the box. And there’s maroon crayon, snapped in half by Duncan’s dad sitting on him, and being held together by a paper clip.
This book has become a dinner-time favourite for my children. If you don’t already have it on your Christmas list, add it now.
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