Tuesday 16 July 2013

Giveaway: The Day The Crayons Quit

When Ebony was just a tiny baby, my friend, Scott, bought her a book. Scott used to work in the children’s library, and during that time had seen a lot of children’s books. His favourite, and the one he bought for Ebony, was How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. It’s such a lovely book, and the illustrations are beautiful so it soon became a firm favourite for bedtimes.

I was thrilled to be sent a review copy of Oliver Jeffers’ newest venture, The Day The Crayons Quit. Oliver Jeffers has provided the illustrations to accompany a story written by Drew Daywalt. We’ve had the book for about a week, and I must have read it over 30 times. Ebony loves it.

In the story, Duncan wants to do some colouring in, but discovers that all his crayons have quit. Blue is exhausted from colouring in the sea, beige is fed up of competing with brown, and pink is fed up of being stereotyped as a girls' colour.

The story is cute and funny, and though Ebony may not be old enough to appreciate some of the humour, she still enjoys listening to me read it. The illustrations are beautiful. The pages feature childlike drawings of all sorts of things. Each crayon’s letter is penned (or, more accurately, crayoned) in childlike writing, and accompanied by a handful of pictures drawn by that crayon. Ebony loves telling me what each of the pictures are, and I’m hoping it will be a useful tool for teaching her about colours.

The Day The Crayons Quit is a New York Times #1 Best Seller, and I am lucky enough to have a spare copy to give away. To enter, all you need to do is fill in the Rafflecopter below, and a winner will be picked at random. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway ThePrizeFinder - UK Competitions

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