Since I first heard of The Day the Crayons Quit, I knew I wanted to read it. However, with everything else on my list, I just didn't get to it. Then one day I was in Barnes and Noble and the book was lying in one of those featured books table. I quickly read it there and loved it. I purchased it off of Amazon a month later followed by the second bookThe Day the Crayons Came Home.
I loved this concept of the crayons having personalities. We all color as kids and some of us still as adults (especially with the new adult coloring books that have come out. P.S. there is a Harry Potter one). As I was reading about why the colors were leaving, it made perfect sense. I kept thinking "yup I did that as a kid." I got nostalgic a bit.
The second book wasn't as great as the first, but it closed the loop in this story with each crayon talking about their adventure and why they want to come home. It was a good conclusion to an interesting and enjoyable series.
What I also liked is that while the images were colorful, they weren't too bright for what crayons can produce. They look like images that would have been the result of coloring in the pages and I felt that was perfect for the theme of the story.
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