When i was a child my mum use to insist to make try and read a book every night. But the books i had were quite boring and without too many pictures so i found it quite difficult. What can i say growing up in Ceausescu time and post revolution was quite hard. These days it is easier as most of the books have really nice pictures and drawings. They invite young kids to sit and listen to stories while looking at the pictures. My 4 year old daughter loves it so much when her daddy and I read her stories.
I am quite sure that as soon as she will be able to read she WILL read a story every night.
One of the books that just invites the kids to it and makes them really curious is the one in the picture above – “The Day The Crayons Quit” written by Drew Daywalt. The drawings that can be found in the book however are by the wonderful Oliver Jeffers who illustrated other wonderful books that you can check out by following the link above.
The story line:
Poor Duncan just wantsto color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: We quit!
Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown. Blue needs a break from coloring all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other.
What is Duncan to do?
The book is loads of fun and it is illustrated like a child would do it. Even the writing is the same. It just asks to be read out load to your children. And what i loved the most is the fact that after i read it to my daughter it inspired her to go off and draw herself. I love seeing her drawing. She is so calm when she does it and although she is not yet very good at it it doesn’t stop her from having fun with it.
If you like the look of this book and you would like to buy it for your children it can be found on Amazon at this time for only £9.09 reduced from £12.99.
But if you would like to have it you can also enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win a free copy of the book.
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of The Day The Crayons Quit for the purpose of the review and giveaway.