Whilst Jeffers might be the star name on the cover, Daywalt’s words are an equal match to the illustrations in this collection of letters from a box of crayons to their owner. Each crayon has a bone to pick with Duncan and the way his uses and abuses each of the colours in the box.
There’s a lot of dry wit in the text to match the more obviously funny pictures, with each crayon’s personality being given the chance to shine. Meanwhile there’s a subtle lesson on the colours that make up the world around us.
The Day The Crayons Quit is delightful.