The Day the Crayons Came Home
Author: Drew Daywalt
Last updated Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Date of Publication:
Grade Level: 2nd (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Aug. 2018
Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. Each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.
|Note to readers: |
Some drawings (on the black pages) are glow in the dark
|Discussion topics for before reading: |
Where do you keep your crayons/toys? Have you ever lost one?|
Have you ever sent a postcard? Have you ever received a postcard?|
What is your favorite color?|
Postcard- a card on which a message may be sent by mail without an envelope|
Maroon- 1) a dark red 2) to put ashore and abandon on a lonely island or coast; to leave isolated and helpless|
Magnificent- having impressive beauty|
Individually- by itself; one at a time|
Picasso- Pablo Picasso (18811973) was a Spanish painter and sculptor in France
|Discussion topics for during/after reading: |
Do you think Duncan takes good care of his things?|
Why did the crayons leave? Why did they want to come back?|
Which crayon had the best time out in the world? Which crayon had the worst time?|
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