Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Select delivery location
Share
Have one to sell?
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more.

Follow the Authors

See all
Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Day The Crayons Quit Hardcover – Import, 1 August 2013

4.7 out of 5 stars 18,493 ratings

Price
New from
Hardcover, Picture Book, Import

10 Days Replacement Only

Return Reason Return Period Return Policy
Physical Damage, Defective, Wrong, or Missing item 10 days from delivery Replacement
Returns are subject to the seller's approval. You can also claim a refund by contacting customer service.

Product description

Review

Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit:

“Hilarious picture book brilliance…” Books for Keeps

“It’s funny, clever and pushes kids’ creativity.” The Telegraph

“…stunning illustrations” Julia Eccleshare, The Guardian

Praise for This Moose Belongs to Me:
‘As ever, Jeffers’s illustrations delight, inspire and surprise with their variety and ingenuity.’ The Guardian

Praise for Stuck:
‘Brilliantly silly’ – The Telegraph

Praise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy:
‘Mouth-wateringly irresistible’ The Guardian

Praise for Stuck:
‘Brilliantly silly’ – The Telegraph

Praise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy:
‘Mouth-wateringly irresistible’ The Guardian

About the Author

Drew Daywalt is an award-winning writer/director of film and TV, his work featured on Disney, MTV, FEARnet and Syfy. He lives in Southern California.



Oliver Jeffers is a highly acclaimed talent in picture books. He graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours and has since exhibited his paintings around the world. His outstanding talent has already been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Irish Children's Book of the Year.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (1 August 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0007513755
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0007513758
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 3 - 6 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 454 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 26 x 0.55 x 26 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 18,493 ratings

About the authors

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5
18,493 global ratings

Top reviews from India

Reviewed in India on 6 December 2017
Verified Purchase
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the favorites
By olga khan on 6 December 2017
This was the first book my daughter read on her own. She is six and quite reluctant to read. I guess the imitation of kids handwriting and drawing makes the book so attractive for children. Story is lovely too.
Images in this review
Customer image Customer image Customer image
Customer imageCustomer imageCustomer image
24 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 15 September 2017
Verified Purchase
16 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 23 July 2020
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 10 August 2015
Verified Purchase
15 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 3 October 2020
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 23 October 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 28 October 2019
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in India on 18 November 2019
Verified Purchase
Customer image
3.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book but horrible packaging/delivery
By Grumpy on 18 November 2019
We have had the hardcover version for a while and absolutely love the book.
Bought the paperback version for a friend recently and the book looks used, with water/dirt marks on the cover and a dirty brown edge on the binding (see photos). One of the rare occasions when the quality received on Amazon has been so poor.
Exchanging it with the hope of receiving a better quality piece.
Images in this review
Customer image Customer image
Customer imageCustomer image
One person found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Terri Hardwick
1.0 out of 5 stars Gender stereotyping at its worst!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 April 2019
Verified Purchase
126 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Rachael Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it so much I own it as a picture book and a board book!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 June 2020
Verified Purchase
12 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Ree
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic bedtime story just find a good hiding place for it.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 September 2017
Verified Purchase
27 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Antonio Carlos Andrade
3.0 out of 5 stars Original idea, not the best execution
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 August 2018
Verified Purchase
Customer image
3.0 out of 5 stars Original idea, not the best execution
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 August 2018
The idea is full of potential: a boy receives letters from each of his crayons expressing their discontent (for apparent various reaasons, but in reality it s always the same 2: too much use or not enough). I remember creating background stories for my coloring pens and pencils when I was a child, and they included a lot more options... At the end, the boy tries to please his crayons (laudable) by making a drawing with all of them, but I challenge anyone to find Grey (and poor peach is a stretch, too).

The language seems more suitable for 8 or older.

The illustrations look and feel like they were made directly on the page by real crayons, which gives it a nice touch (pun intended).

All in all, I think I'll use the idea but tell each letter differently, perhaps with some actual stories.
Images in this review
Customer image
Customer image
20 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Jade Hewlett
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Story About Colours
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 July 2019
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Report abuse