nI4yqYiQucOCCktPmbGw4p3SEBx8PvJ2vHmplhPWrFawioVsVkeqY62L1XVzUY3HIyb3K3j6-uOgsSGyjsZfdjHMIbFAXbI1HM1eLLdK_SQSWD9OYa9K1oeH29wNk6es-pCefZ4xB1avXsto37C2_SJeD4Iq_05_l4s6LC6GSL-ZYKcFH_ml1FW0J4Q-cdcHz1ZVLmH4GqMOccasionally, in addition to our regular reviews, we enlist the help of some more age appropriate critics to give their opinions and recommendations.

This week we welcome Oliver, aged 7, who told us about The Day the Crayons Quit, which was written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. It was published in 2013 by Philomel Books.

dtcqI really like this book because it has lots of cool pictures and the crayons say funny things. Basically the story is about these crayons writing to a boy named Duncan on the stuff that they don’t wanna do and stuff they would like to do more of.

The parts I liked most were when the blue crayon got used so much that he’s small and stumpy, and when the peach crayon says he’s naked because Duncan peeled off his paper so he can’t get out of the crayon box.

If I were a crayon I would write, “Hi Duncan, I’m the new, light blue crayon” and would be good at colouring skies, light rivers and some people’s eyes. Book covers too.

I would tell other kids to read this book because it’s descriptive. The crayons are serious about wanting to talk to Duncan and they mean what they say.

I would rate it 9 out of 10. My favourite books are about Geronimo Stilton.

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