We are so excited to share with you today news about the upcoming release of “The Day the Crayons Came Home” by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers, available August 18, 2015. You can pre-order your copy now and be sure to enter the giveaway below to win a prize pack courtesy of Penguin Kids (US only). PLUS, be sure to scroll down to see information about the Crayons’ new website!
Title: The Day the Crayons Came Home | Author: Drew Daywalt | Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers | Publication Date: August 18, 2015 | Publisher: Philomel | Pages: 48 | Recommended Age: 5-8
The companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit!
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.
Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers have combined to create a companion book every bit as funny and kid-friendly as the #1 bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit.
Haven’t read The Day the Crayons Quit yet? Click on the cover to purchase a copy!
The Buzz About the Book
“A masterwork of humor and design . . . Sure to be as popular as The Day the Crayons Quit.”–Booklist, starred review
“A brilliant, colorful tale that begs to be read aloud and a must-have for all collections.”–School Library Journal, starred review
“Once again, Daywalt and Jeffers create rich emotional lives and personalities for their colorful cast, and it’s hard to imagine a reader who won’t be delighted.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Both Neon Red and Glow in the Dark [crayons] are reproduced with astounding vibrancy, and readers who turn out the lights while viewing Glow in the Dark’s postcard are in for a real surprise. This new cast of crayons will entertain readers, and admirers of the first book will be pleased to see a few familiar colors.”–Kirkus Reviews
* NEW WEBSITE FOR THE CRAYONS *
Check out the new online home for all our favorite crayons featured in THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT and the upcoming THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers: http://www.crayonspicturebooks.com/. You can now download lesson plans, activities, and create your own #EveryCrayonCounts badge. Check out the examples below. And, please feel free to make your own badge for your favorite crayon!
* Book Giveaway *
Enter for your chance to win a copy of The Day the Crayons Came Home, PLUS The Day the Crayons Quite PLUS an event kit containing a poster, postcards, and crayons, courtesy of Penguin Kids. Open to US only. Ends August 20, 2015.