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Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA)


New York, New York, United States of America

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Art Education | Book and Paper | Children's and Young Adult Literature | Early Childhood Education | Elementary Education | Illustration | Library and Information Science | Modern Literature


Children's literature, reviews


Daywalt’s The Day the Crayons Came Home is a fantastic companion and follow-up to his critically acclaimed book The Day the Crayons Quit. Again following the antics of Duncan’s crayons, this book chronicles the adventures of Duncan’s lost or neglected crayons and their journey home. Through humorous dialog that is kid friendly yet will make the sourest adult crack a smile, Daywalt’s heartwarming story shows readers what it means to come home again, and that home constitutes the people and what you make of it. Jeffer’s childlike and adorable illustrations, appropriately done in crayon, depict the humorous trials and tribulations of the crayons and their journey back to Duncan and his crayon box. I would highly recommend this story for readers of all ages, and a book that all parents, teachers, and libraries should own, for The Day the Crayons Came Home has a future as a children’s literature classic. Jess Elder, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University.



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Review of <em> The Day the Crayons Came Home </em> by Drew Daywalt

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