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review 2018-01-29 01:56
The Day the Crayons Quit
The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt,Oliver Jeffers

Who doesn't love this fun story? This silly tale depicts the struggles faced by a box a crayons that belong to Duncan. I love to read this aloud to young readers. There are many opportunities to add ridiculous voices and accents that little minds love. This book could be used in math to graph which colors students like to color with the most. I would also consider using this text for Science. It would be interesting to study how long it takes for crayons to wear down, or what happens when different amounts of pressure is applied. I would even suggest using this book to accompany a class art project! I would allow students to glue crayons to a canvas and use a blowdryer to melt them. Imagine how proud they would be if you displayed this work in the classroom!

 

 

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AR - 3.8

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review 2018-01-20 21:21
The Crayon Sequel
The Day the Crayons Came Home - Drew Daywalt,Oliver Jeffers

"The Day the Crayons Came Home, the sequel to Daywalt's best seller, "The Day the Crayons Quit, is quite possibly funnier than the first. This time the crayons are writing Duncan on postcards, from various places he has left and forgotten about them, letting him know they are very upset! The humor in this book is so fun to read and makes it easy to get into character. Again, the illustrations are colorful, funny, and some realistic. The children can relate to these illustrations because they are drawn on a young artist's level. Even some of the silly names of crayons are included in the story. This story could be used as an introduction to writing letters and how to address the person they are writing to. I would keep on the shelf for a fun read also! 

 

Lexile: AD550L

Accelerated Reader: 3.3

Guided Reading: M

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review 2018-01-20 20:58
The Day I Fell in Love with this Book!
The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt,Oliver Jeffers

"The Day the Crayons Quit", by Drew Daywalt, is one of many favorite books on my shelf. This book is about a little boy's crayon collection that has had enough! They are fed up with Duncan. The crayons are tired of being used so much, made to color weird things, only used to color boring coloring book pages, and many more funny reasons. This book is not only funny, but the illustrations make it even more fun and definitely kid friendly. They even look like a child drew them! How fun is that? I would keep this book on the shelf for a fun read. You could also read the story and use as a quick writing activity about a time your students got tired of something and what they did to solve their problem. This could also be used with kindergarten and incorporate color activities with it. Any way you use it is sure to be fun and have your students laughing!

 

 

Lexile Reading Level: AD730L

Accelerated Reader Level: 3.8

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review 2017-11-08 13:28
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors - Drew Daywalt,Adam Rex
I thought this might be a cute book to share with some classes when I teach so that is why I picked it up at the library. This children’s book is oversized and the illustrations are bright and colorful so I was very pleased to see this. I really enjoyed all the different font types and sizes that were used throughout the novel as I thought it made the novel come to life and the sharp contrasting colors on the pages, the book popped!
 
Unfortunately, there was one instance in this novel that makes me hesitate to share it with some classes. This might not be a big deal to some but as an instructor, it was to me. It was when rock met apricot and he said, “You sir, look like a fuzzy butt.” The word, butt shocked me. I know some children will laugh when you read it and some children will say, “butt, it says butt. That’s a bad word.” So, what do you do? Do you change the word out, skip that part, forget the whole book or read it and see what happens? There is name calling in this novel as one person tries to gain control in the situation. It became a pattern as they fight for control and I feel that this is a topic that cannot be looked over. I know its supposed to be all fun and games but do the kids that you are reading it to, see it that way.
 
I thought the story itself was cute and entertaining and I think many children will like the story. The story is about power, who is the most powerful one of all. When we play the game rock, scissor, paper we are looking for a winner, who has the power, who will be the leader. There are teachable moments in the story, areas that could be talked about further after the story is over or while it is being read. I liked how the story ended.

 

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review 2017-06-15 16:45
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors - Drew Daywalt, Adam Rex 
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors - Drew Daywalt,Adam Rex

I loved the art, which included visual references to other Adam Rex books. The story not so much.

Library copy

 

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