The Day the Crayons Quit

Book review by Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 3+

Crayons complain to their owner in funny ode to color.

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 4+

Amazing!

I thought this was a great book. So great I ended up buying it for myself even though I have two daughters. I picked it up with no intentions on buying any books that day, but I just couldn’t put it down as I read the first few pages and thought what a cool idea. To see the world through Duncan’s Crayons was pretty epic. I am an Art teacher and I have this book on my shelf so my students can see it and almost if not all of them say what a great book this is. And they even tout the sequel which I have yet to read.

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age 6+

There was no story

We did not like the book because there was no story and I found the sense of humor ridiculous. It is too silly and a bit nonsensical.

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For kids who love picture books and humor

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