Article Title

The Day the Crayons Quit


Alyssa Hurst


Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult, Crayons, Letter Writing, Opinion Writing, Art

Document Type

Book Review


Duncan has used his crayons up to their breaking point. When he finds a stack of letters in his desk, he discovers that all of the crayons have quit. Red, Blue, and Grey are being worn down to the nub. Yellow and Orange are arguing about the true color of the sun. Beige and Pink just want a chance to shine, and Peach needs some new clothes. In the end, Duncan meets every request in a beautiful crayon masterpiece.