Some crayons have returned – several need help getting back. The Day the Crayons Came Home, the sequel to The Day the Crayons Quit, is now in the Cobb County library catalog. Both wildly popular picture books by author Drew Daywalt and illustrator Oliver Jeffers are recommended for children and attracting adult readers.
From a Publishers Weekly review of The Day the Crayons Came Home:
How do you follow a hit like The Day the Crayons Quit? Stick with what works, and add a twist: instead of letters, Duncan receives a stack of postcards from crayons that have been misplaced or maligned, or are ready for adventure. A directionally challenged neon red crayon tries to get home after being abandoned at a motel; a trip through the dryer has left a turquoise crayon stuck to a sock; and a chunky toddler crayon can’t abide Duncan’s baby brother (“Picasso said every child is an artist, but I dunno”). Once again, Daywalt and Jeffers create rich emotional lives and personalities for their colorful cast, and it’s hard to imagine a reader who won’t be delighted. Ages 5-8.