The Day the Crayons Came Home

By Drew Day­walt

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - By Theresa Elei­box

Ev­ery kid loves to colour so you can just imag­ine how per­turbed a child would be if one day his crayons went miss­ing. In this book “The Day the Crayons Came Home”, lit­tle Dun­can just wants to colour at school and bring to vivid life all his wild cre­ations on the blank pages in his class­room. How­ever, he en­coun­ters a crayon cri­sis! Dun­can starts his day ex­cited at the prospect of draw­ing but dis­cov­ers that his box of crayons is empty! His crayons have quit and run away! All that is left in his crayon box are writ­ten let­ters, one in each colour: green, pink, yel­low, brown, blue, or­ange and beige. On read­ing them, Dun­can dis­cov­ers that each crayon has ex­pressed how frus­trated and up­set it was about Dun­can’s colour­ing habits. Poor lit­tle Dun­can is now con­fused, sad and left with a mas­sive crayon-cri­sis he has to re­solve. He de­vises a plan for how he will meet ev­ery need of his crayons so that he can con­tinue to colour and let his imag­i­na­tion flow freely on his pa­pers.

The il­lus­tra­tions in this page-turner jump out at you with a bel­ly­full of laugh­ter. Can you imag­ine how a dis­grun­tled crayon looks?

Not only will this story have your chil­dren laugh­ing and play­ing with their crayon boxes but they will learn the value of ap­pre­ci­at­ing their be­long­ings.

For the com­plete story and all its de­tails, stop by The bookYard to col­lect your own copy! Read the let­ters that were left for Dun­can and maybe you and your child may be able to come up with a plan that will help Dun­can!

Our BookClub be­gins on Oc­to­ber 15th, 2016. Be sure to send your emails to bookyard@st.lu­ci­as­tar.com so that we may reg­is­ter your child and be­gin en­cour­ag­ing their read­ing abil­i­ties!

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