Daywalt, Drew The Day the Crayons Came Home, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. PICTURE BOOK. Philomel (Penguin), 2015. $19.
Duncan has scattered crayons - not just around every corner of the house, but also he left Neon Red behind when he was on vacation. Everyone has a bone to pick with Duncan - especially because their box was no longer a good fit for them. But Duncan has an idea!
Daywalt and Jeffers have another cute hit on their hands. Last year one of our drama classes wrote a script and performed the first book. Maybe it will be a double feature this year. This is certainly a great look at creativity and anthropomorphizing inanimate objects, which would be a great exercise for any writing class.
Visit the Crayons at their own website where they have K-5 lesson plans and a couple of activity pages. I also have to include a shout out to a group of students at my middle school who used Crayons for their in-class mini-play!
Pre-K, EL (K-3) - ESSENTIAL; MS, HS - OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher