Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: We quit!
Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown. Blue needs a break from coloring all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other.
What is Duncan to do?
This book is exceptionally creative and unique. Crayons writing letters to their owner complaining about being used too much or not being used enough and more. As an artist, I know that some colors are used more than others.
The artwork is perfectly childish, and the crayons themselves are adorable.
Duncan’s 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 Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan’s stinky socks after they ended up in the dryer together.
Each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.
It’s hard to believe that this book is even more unique than the last one, featuring the lesser-known/used crayons you get in those 96 crayon boxes. This story shows what crayons go through when we forget about them. You know all those crayons you lose when you’re on vacation or at a restaurant or when they roll under the bed, and you’re too lazy to get them.
And just for fun, here’s a Baby Blues comic featuring crayons: