Friday, September 18, 2015

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Dewalt and Jeffers - ESSENTIAL

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

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