The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

The Day the Crayons Quit is
about poor Duncan, who just
wants to color. But when he
opens his box of crayons, he
finds only letters, all saying
the same thing: His crayons
have had enough! They
quit! Beige Crayon is tired
of playing second fiddle to
Brown Crayon. Black wants
to be used for more than
just outlining. Blue needs a
break from coloring all those
bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each
believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to
appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?

Discussion Questions:

  1. Out of all the crayons, which one gave the best reason for quitting and
  2. What is so special about the picture at the end of the book? Did Duncan
    listen to each and every crayon’s point of view? Did he take all their
    points into consideration?

A letter is a great way to share your opinion. Think of something important
that is happening at your school, in your class/club or think of something
you would like to see change. Think about how you feel about that thing.
Write a short letter like the ones in the book. State the issue, give your
opinion and explain (give reasons and examples) why you’re right. Deliver
them to your Principal.