Picture Book Review: The Day the Crayons Quit

Day Crayons QuitTitle: The Day the Crayons Quit
Author: Drew Daywalt
Publisher: Philomel
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Released: June 27, 2013

Book Summary:

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: We quit!

Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown. Blue needs a break from coloring all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other.

What is Duncan to do? Debut author Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers create a colorful solution in this playful, imaginative story that will have children laughing and playing with their crayons in a whole new way.



This is our new favorite picture book despite the fact that I thought all my kids were getting too old for picture books.  I can’t count the number of times we have read this one.  My 8 year old loves it.  My older kids stop and listen when I read it.

Humorous, great illustrations and lots of fun to read!  A great read-aloud I highly recommend.


5 stars


Rating: 5 Stars – We LOVE it!

Source: Review Copy

Purchase a copy: Amazon.com


  1. sounds like a fantastic book that my daughter would love!! I’m adding it to my wish list 😀