The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Quit

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This very funny picture book tells the tale of a box of crayons who have had enough. Each colour writes a letter to their unfortunate owner Duncan, who’s faced with a drawing dilemma as they threaten to strike unless things change. From arguments about what colour the sun is, to a favourite crayon who’s worried he’s going to wear out, each page is a hilarious homage to creativity. There’s lots of opportunity for discussion about what each crayon is used for and you’ll need to put your imagination to good use to make sure no colours feel left out. Be inspired by Duncan and his pals and have a (fair and colour-balanced!) drawing session afterwards. Importantly, it’s packed full of jokes and characters to entertain everyone again and again. But be warned, you’ll never look at a peach crayon the same way again . . . - Sian Bevan, Performer, Writer & Producer

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