Thursday, 29 August 2013

The Day The Crayons Quit

Written by Oliver Jeffers, 
published by Harper Colllins, 2013

What do you do when your crayons have had enough?

Red is exhausted especially around Christmas,

Orange and yellow just can't stop arguing

and poor beige - just don't call him brown.

Well, if you are the one receiving their complaints, then you had better listen!

What a wonderful way to teach so much about life.

  • We all reach frustration point, but what do we do ?
  • How do we manage those frustrations?
  • Do we quit and walk off ?

No, you read this book. You can learn about:

  • conflict resolution
  • self reliance 
  • and resilience. 

You are also reminded to listen, really listen to those around you.
Listen to what they say, and  listen to how they feel. 

PS. Don't forget to laugh out loud.  


  1. What wonderful messages...reminds me about the story of One by Kathyrn Otoshi. Colours really resonate with children and what a wonderful way to to share this with children.

  2. Hi Maria,
    I just found your blog again. It's lovely. Hope you're reading lots over the holidays. I look forward to your next post.