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The Day the Crayons Came Home

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Crayons send postcards, beg to return in hilarious sequel.

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This second crayon tale is even funnier than the first, as the colors that left in a huff in Book 1 write hilarious postcards recounting their time away and begging to come back to Duncan's house. They've been battered, bitten by baby brother, eaten and spit up by the dog, and spun in the dryer, and at least one has traveled far: A fun motif is Neon Red misidentifying the places he's been, sending a picture of himself on a camel in front of the pyramids, saying he's crossing New Jersey, and later a shot of himself in mid-ski jump, saying, "Greetings from the Amazon Rain Forest." It's all very clever and loads of fun.

Book Details

  • Author: Drew Daywalt
  • Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Philomel
  • Publication date: August 18, 2015
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 5 - 8
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Available on: Nook, Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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