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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!





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 2017-02-25 22:36
The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt,Oliver Jeffers

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt is a very fun book about the different crayons writing letters to their owner asking him for different things. This book is very simple but different because each letter has the specific color on it and they all have different handwriting. The majority of the letters are also really funny which the children with love! If I were going to use this book in my classroom I could use it to go over colors in the younger grades, so we could have the different crayons cut out and play a game to match the crayon with the name of the color. If I were using it in an older classroom I could teach a lesson about writing a letter and then we could write letters back to one of the crayons. Either way I think it would be a great book to have in the class!


Reading Level: K-5

Lexile Level: 730L

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review 2017-02-10 23:07
Broken Crayons Color Best: The Poetic Memoir Of Me
Broken Crayons Color Best: The Poetic Memoir of Me (Volume 1) - Niki Jilvontae

Title: Broken Crayons Color Best: The Poetic Memoir of Me
Author: Niki Jilvontae
Publisher: Pen Hustlas Publications
Series: Volume 1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

Broken Crayons Color Best: The Poetic Memoir of Me" by Niki Jilvontae

My Thoughts....

I can't say it any other way than this author puts it..."This book is for the underdog, the abused, the hurt, the scared, the angry." Just to "Know that there is light after the darkness. Just hold on!!" I truly could not say it any better than this author puts it out their for her readers. The story really left me shaking my head and saying oh my God! Really? How much can one person take? But knowing in the end that 'no matter how dark the hues are in ones life...'Broken Crayons Color Best!!!" Now to understand this well told story one will have to pick up this read to see how well this author brings it out so well to the reader definitely showing it doesn't matter what you have been presented with...you should never give up. Thank you to the author so much for sharing this story with us!

Now to put the icing on the cake....the poems were simply off the chart well done and went so well with each chapter!

Here are the titles of each of the poems presented that definitely caught my attention with them being so well done.

"Precious" [one of my favorites]
"The Dove"
"Strength" [another on of my favorites]
"Pure Bliss"
"Gone with the Wind"
"My Dreams"
"A New Day"
"The Past"
"What Do You See"
"Love Is"
"Black Child"
"Self-Preservation" [another one of my favorites]
"My Passion"
"Light My Path"
"Staying Grounded" [another one I truly enjoyed]
"I Can Finally Fly"

Now, to get the rest of this amazing story you will have to tune into part 2 to get the rest of the story.

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