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The Day the Crayons Came Home

Arty Crafty Kids - Book Club - The Day the Crayons Came Home Book Review

The Day The Crayons Came Home – To be Released on the 18th August 2015

The Crayons are back with a hilarious follow-up to The Day the Crayons Quit!

We’ve all found broken crayons lodged deep within the darkest depths of the sofa, under the bed, crushed up in pockets, alone in the toy box abyss or soaking in the bottom of the washing machine…right?  The Day the Crayons Came Home will have you smiling throughout, with that knowing acknowledgement of a familiar tale.

Arty Crafty Kids - Book Club - The Day the Crayons Came Home Book Review

Written in a similar format to its predecessor, Duncan receives a pile of postcards from his lost, broken and aggrieved crayons.

Turquoise has a stinky sock stuck to its head, while Neon Red has embarked on a world-wide jaunt to return home. Chunky Crayon can’t take the toddler scribbles and nibbles any more and after an unfortunate sunny accident, yellow and orange no longer care for the true colour of the sun.

Each crayon oozes personality, who are brought to life by the perfect mix of Drew Daywalt’s witty and punchy writing style and Oliver Jeffers fun illustrations. My five year old was desperate to turn the page to uncover the next story, enjoying the amusing situations of each crayon – especially embarrassed Brown crayon.  And true to crayon form, the book ends with a positive, creative message that may get your kids thinking about the treatment of their own crayons!

The Day The Crayons Came Home receives a big thumbs up from us. We loved the characters, the illustrations and if you’re looking for a new book to share with your kids or class to inspire imaginations and have a chuckle, The Day the Crayons Came Home will do just that and more!

You can pre-order your copy direct from the Crayon Book website!

Arty Crafty Kids - Book Club - The Day the Crayons Came Home Book Review

To celebrate the launch  of The Day the Crayons Came Home, the Crayon Book website is jam-packed with fantastic activities for kids and teaching resources. Perfect for little ones to explore the book further, encourage story telling and create their own crayon characters! 

My little girl had a blast creating a postcard from her crayon character – pretty pink! Pretty Pink ditched the not-so-magical crayon box for fairytale land to see the lanterns featured in Rapunzal. As my girl immersed herself into character and the mindset of her crayon, her own story become increasingly more elaborate. From my perspective, it was great to see how The Day the Crayons Came Home had captured her imagination.

Click Here for FREE lesson plans and teaching resources!

Arty Crafty Kids - Book Club - The Day the Crayons Came Home Book Review

Download a FREE Maze and crossword here!

Arty Crafty Kids - Book Club - The Day the Crayons Came Home Book Review

And finally, have some fun and create your own crayon badge!

Our badge is definitely true for my pink loving princesses!

Arty Crafty Kids - Book Club  - The Day the Crayons Came Home Book Review

For your chance to WIN a copy of The Day the Crayons Quit AND The Day the Crayons Came Home, as well as lots of fun activities, there’s still time to enter this fantastic giveaway!

Arty Crafty Kids - Book Club - The day the Crayons Came Home Book Review

This is a sponsored post and all views and opinions are entirely my own. For more information, please see the Arty Crafty Kids disclosure policy.

 

 

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My name is Helen and I LOVE getting creative with my kids! Inspired by my kids, Arty Crafty Kids is our home for our artsy craftsy projects and creations and if your kids are anything like mine, then they’ll love getting stuck in with the paint, glue and glitter and at times, getting Super Messy!

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