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Today I am going to share with you one of our favorite picture books, The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Now I know I shared this book with you this summer when it first came out along with the first book, The Day the Crayons Quit. But today you can enter to win your own copy at Penguin Kids Facebook Page!! I just had to share the chance with you since we LOVE this book. We are giving this book and The Day the Crayons Quit to two of Hazel's younger friends for the holidays!! They would also make great teacher gifts for elementary teachers!! Plus if you can enter yesterday's 12 Days of Picture Books Sweepstakes for our other favorite book, The Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak, through midnight tonight!! This book is an extremely funny read aloud book!! Hazel wanted it so badly that I bought it for her earlier this year!!
Back to The Day the Crayons Came Home. In this fun book Duncan receives a pile of postcards from the various crayons that have been left places and forgotten. The problems they encounter are being left behind on vacation, being sat on after being left on the couch, being eaten by the dog and thrown up, being melted, etc. There are also some crayons that complain about various things--Pea Green wants to change his name and Brown is not happy with all the things that Duncan draws brown. Throughout the book there are great laughs. Neon Red is trying to find his way home from vacation and is a little mixed up. His postcard from Egypt says he is in New Jersey and while skiing he says he is about to go into the Amazon Rainforest. It has some great geography lessons that could be extensions. Overall this is just a wonderful book!! I hope you will check it out and enter to win your own copy!! Penguin Young Readers also have a wonderful Holiday Gift Guide to check out!!
By the way tomorrow one lucky winner will get the entire set of books given away in the 12 Days of Picture Books and the entire boxed set of the Ordinary People Who Change the World Series!