The Day the Crayons Quit

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Author: Drew Daywalt

Grades: Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Synopsis: 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?

Debrief Questions:

  • What does it feel like when your voice isn’t heard?
  • How did Duncan solve the problem with his crayons?
  • When solving problems, why is it important to make sure everyone’s opinions are respected?