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The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Daywalt, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Winner of the 2014 Texas Bluebonnet Nominee

Duncan just wants to color with his Crayons, but in their place, he found a letters tied in string. The top one had HIS name on it. Letters for him? Who would be writing letters to Duncan?

Is it his birthday? No.

Is it Valentine's day? No.

Are they letters from his Crayons? YES!

Why would his Crayons want to write a letter to Duncan? He untied the string and unfolded the first letter. Guess who it was from? RED Crayon! Guess what it said!

Then he opened the letter from his FAVORITE, PURPLE Crayon! Guess what it said!

As he opened each letter, he became more surprised and concerned.

How would he reply? Would they ever come back? How would he change if they did come back?

For classroom connections, the 12-page Kids Wings Literature Guide for The Day the Crayons Quit will extend the fun, hone reading skills through multiple-choice, stimulate interaction through discussion, inspire problem-solving in a crossword puzzles, and lay the foundation for creativity as his Crayons come alive.

Research Links for
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
Pictures by Oliver Jeffers

The Crayon Artist

What is a Color Wheel?
Basic Color Theory
Color Wheel, Color Circle, and Color Relationships
Color Wheel and Color Circle at Enchanted Learning

Color Wheel Candy Experiments, Mama Jen


The History of Crayola Crayons
34 Projects with your Crayons
Crayon Etching


You can purchase the 12-page literature guide for The Day the Crayons Quit for immediate download! Only $5.95!
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Busy teachers love the many pages activities that support and extend The Day the Crayons Quit. You can depend on Kids' Wings to prepare your students for standardized testing by stimulating, challenging, and stretching their brains instead of lulling them to sleep with boring, mind-numbing drill-and-kill!

The Kids Wings 12-page literature guide is perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for The Day the Crayons Quit is now available!

The 12-page Kids Wings Activity Guide Includes:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
2-page Readers Theater Prequel
Multiple Choice Comprehension and Short Answer Questions
Crossword Puzzle: A Colorful Puzzle
A Color Wheel, Parts 1, 2, and 3
Research The Colors of the Rainbow
Reflection: Complete the Picture and Color It as a Reflection
Symmetry: Color the Butterfly Using Symmetry
Answer Pages


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White Is for Blueberry
Butterfly, Butterfly, A Book of Colors
Kid Tea and Lilly Brown's Paintings


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