The Day the Crayons Came Home (Board)

Author(s): Drew Daywalt; Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)

Board & Cloth Books

The companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit

A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015 / A TIME Magazine Top 10 Children's Book of 2015

"Highly anticipated (yes, even for adults)" --Entertainment Weekly

I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan's stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away--each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.

Look for a special glow-in-the-dark picture Note: make sure to "charge" it under a light first].

Praise for The Day the Crayons Came Home

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book of 2015

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2015

One of Parents Magazine's Ten Best Children's Books of 2015

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

"Funnier than the creators' original blockbuster."--Parents Magazine

"Mr. Daywalt's text blends with Mr. Jeffers's illustrations to make a picture book that will have children clamoring for more crayon adventures."--The Wall Street Journal

"Continues its predecessor's pleasing, goofy conceit...Once again, both Daywalt's text and Jeffers' illustrations are endearing."--New York Times Book Review

"By telling stories from the points of view of crayons, giving voices to the small and ignored, Daywalt and Jeffers have created two books that offer plenty of charm and fun, but also make children feel deeply understood."--The Boston Globe

* "A masterwork of humor and design . . . Sure to be as popular as The Day the Crayons Quit."--Booklist, starred review

* "A brilliant, colorful tale that begs to be read aloud and a must-have for all collections."--School Library Journal, starred review

* "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."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Not only stands on its own merit, but may be even more colorful than the original."--Huffington Post

"Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers once again offer perceptive and frequently hilarious insights...The Day the Crayons Came Home will have readers of all ages chuckling--and will inspire kids' empathy and imagination in equal measure."--BookPage

Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit

The #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon--over two years on the bestseller list

Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award

Amazon's 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013

Goodreads' 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year

* "Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo; we've got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike." -BCCB, starred review

"Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights." -Booklist

"Fresh and funny." -The Wall Street Journal

"This book will have children asking to have it read again and again." -Library Media Connection

* "This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime." -School Library Journal, starred review

* "These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes." -Publishers We

PUBLICATION APRIL 2017


Product Information

Drew Daywalt is an award-winning writer/director of film and TV, his work featured on Disney, MTV, FEARnet and Syfy. He lives in Southern California.


Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award. 'Lost and Found' animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780008220297
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : April 2017
  • : 200mm X 200mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Drew Daywalt; Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
  • : Board book
  • : 417
  • : Oliver Jeffers
  • : English
  • : [E]
  • : Children's - Kindergarten, Age 5-6
  • : 38