Well, I thought the Day the Crayons Quit was my favourite picture book of the year, this year, but I was wrong. The second book in the series is even BETTER!
As you can tell, this book is in Dutch, so I had to google a few things about it that were different than the original, so I hope my review is the best it can be!
Ok, so, here we go.
Basically, this book is about all the crayons Duncan has used over the years and forgot about. This is the synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
We all need to talk about the Pea Green crayon, he’s my favourite character in the whole book and I keep yelling: “Gregorius!!” quite often still.
The book is set up in post cards from the crayons, telling their stories and asking Duncan to change a few things to make their life’s better. Some crayons wants to travel the world, others just want to be found and loved.
Really, I can’t tell you too much about this, because the Crayons series is really, really good. They are hilarious and the second one is really better than the first one. This book isn’t just funny for children, but also for us adults!
If you are looking for a great, funny story, this is definitely the book to get!
You can get this book here.