Thursday, 17 September 2015

The Day The Crayons Came Home By Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers

Published by Harper Collins £12.99 HB

How could it be that this, the sequel to ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ (which was marvellous) could be funnier, brighter, and even more marvellous than it’s predecessor, well it is, it truly is. This award winning dynamic duo have created a highly entertaining and beautifully stylish picture book, which will be loved by readers of all ages.

Duncan receives postcards from far and wide, written by crayons, which have been lost, abandoned, snapped and melted. Inanimate objects now brimming with personality take on a life of their own, as we discover a collection of previously mislaid, somewhat disgruntled Crayons are now looking for answers.

In his spectacular cape ‘Esteban The Magnificent’ is a particular favourite of mine, tired of the monotony of colouring in peas Esteban embarks on an epic adventure to see the world… if only he could open the front door that is.

Each beautifully curated page features a hand written postcard and a cleverly composed illustration.
A magical mixture of collage, photography and crayon illustrations this book is an unrivalled visual feast and the end papers as always are a delicious work of art.

The perfect addition to any bookshelf.

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