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Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Reviews/Giveaways | 88 comments

Giveaway – The Day The Crayons Quit

At four years old Curly Girl is a fully-fledged storybook addict. She will sit happily listening to me (or heck anyone actually, who am I kidding) read book after book, asking questions as we go along. She has her favourites though and, as I’ve learnt to my chagrin, can be quite critical of new books that don’t quite hit the mark in her opinion.

When we received , a new book by debut author Drew Daywalt and International bestseller Olive Jeffers (he of How To Catch A Star fame), I knew the fact that it had just been named #1 in the New York Times bestsellers list would cut no mustard with my own mini-critic. 

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I’d already read through it myself and I must admit I LOVED it. The whole concept of the story is brilliant – poor Duncan just wants to colour in. But when he opens his box of crayons, he only finds letters, all saying the same thing: We quit! Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown, Blue needs a break from colouring in 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. The battle lines have been drawn. What is Duncan to do?
More importantly, what is Curly Girl going to do when she reads about this crayon-based crisis, I wondered. 
But I needn’t have worried. She loved it as much as I did. In fact we went back and read it through again just to remind ourselves which crayon said what in their letter. Some of the letters are very funny by the way. So Curly Girl gives The Day The Crayons Quit two thumbs up – it’s definitely a keeper in this house.
I’m delighted that I’ve got two copies of The Day The Crayons Quit to give away. It’s easy to enter using the Rafflecopter widgety thing below. Just answer the question and keep your fingers crossed!

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Disclaimer, terms and conditions and the all-important small print:
We were sent a copy of The Day The Crayons Quit to review and offered two copies to give away. I received no other compensation and all opinions are my own. This giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 or over, one entry per household. There is no cash alternative. The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen, again at random using Rafflecopter. You DO NOT have to subscribe to Bod for tea or like my or follow me on or as part of your entry.

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  • Karen hill

    i would be a purple crayon,because its my favorite color . thanks for the chance to win this x

  • laura banks

    it would have to be blue my favourite colour and thats how i feel at the moment

  • Tracy K Nixon

    Pink because it is girly like me!

  • Lindsay Webber

    Yellow nice bright and happy :-)

  • Charlotte Clark

    red because im fiery and passionate :)

  • pam goodwin

    All the colours melted together to create an awesome new shade of different. just like me!

  • leanne williams

    Yellow nice bright and happy :-)

  • Phil Darling

    Brown – crayons melt in the sun, so I’d like a tan

  • Stacey Kirkbride

    lilac as its such a pretty and relaxed colour

  • Ella Dublin

    Golden yellow :)) Like the sun!

  • Tammy Tudor

    blue as it’s a calming colour :)

  • sallyanne rose

    pink, i can only be pink

  • anthony harrington

    I would be a bright and sunny yellow one

  • emmacella

    I would be a yellow to draw a big sunshine everyday

  • alison johnson

    Green because its my favourite colour x

  • Jo welsh

    Yellow so I could brighten people’s days

  • clairdownham

    yellow my fave colour like the sun


    Deep purple, a little quirky

  • laura stewart

    pink because it bright

  • Justine Meyer

    Yellow so i can shine all day and make people happy

  • Stevie

    Green like my eyes for me. Though most folk argue that they are brown. Darn em.

  • Anne

    blue i think as its a nice bright colour

  • Kerry Brown

    purple because its my fave :)

  • DanielleGraves

    Blue – cos then I could be the blue summers day sky or the tranquil blue sea lapping at a sandy beach



  • Fran Light

    Red – because it’s passionate and attention grabbing!

  • Helen

    Bright Orange because its a fun colour

  • Darlene Ovenstone

    I would be pink because it’s my favourite colour :)

  • Katie Skeoch

    purple – i’d be a regal crayon :)

  • Fiona

    Purple – because it’s the best colour!

  • Helen Grayson

    Turquoise – as it’s just a gorgeous shade of blue!

  • kim neville

    Blue as reminds me of the lovely blue sky and blue sea on holiday

  • melanie stirling

    Red because it’s bright and cheerful!

  • Sarah Davies

    Teal – It’s such a gorgeous rich colour.

  • Julia

    Blue for it’s my favourite colour

  • greta blacklock

    Purple my favourite colour

  • Solange

    Blue because it’s calming

  • Haley Redshaw

    Orange because its nice and cheerful

  • Danielle

    Green, my fave colour ! :)

  • Katherine Coldicott

    I’d be a blue crayon, preferably French blue. It’s a beautiful colour and reminds me of a little village in northern France, where I use to go for holidays, and the houses were painted blue.

  • Mandy Waller

    Pink as it always reminds me of summer

  • Manda Louise

    Pink,because it’s bright and cheerful and always makes me happy

  • Sarah Ruse

    Yellow to make all the pictures sunny :)

  • Kay Panayi

    Red because my kids love red x

  • patanne1

    orange simply because it’s lovely and bright

  • Alex Fowler

    purple, as its my fav!

  • janine atkin

    red, its bright and bold and no one messes with red!

  • Samantha Ripley

    grey can be used to make many shades and its my fav colour

  • melaburt

    I would be Pink – It is my step-daughters favourite colour! She would LOVE this book!

  • rugmaker

    Purple, my favourite colour

  • Lucy M

    Blue. Because blue is the best colour. :)

  • Kelly Roberts

    yellow because its nice and bright

  • amy

    Yellow because its bright

  • adorabelle

    I would be pink – it’s my favourite colour

  • Joy

    yellow its like sunshine

  • Wendy Guy

    Yellow for happiness

  • Karen R

    White – not used often, but makes a big impression in the right places!

  • Diana

    Yellow, like sun :}

  • Carol De

    Blue, my favourite colour

  • Elizabeth Yeates

    Pink- because it makes me smile!

  • Katharine Bourne-Francis

    Pink – My daughters favourite :)

  • Linda Streater

    Red – A nice warm colour and as my Grandaughter’s name is Ruby-perfect

  • Olivia Kirby

    Pink. I was nver allowed to wear pink as a child, apparently it clashed with my ginger hair.

  • Sheri Darby

    Green – The colour of plants

  • Gary

    Yellow as bright colours make me happy x

  • Diane Carey

    Orange because its a bright happy colour, and one of the colours of the rainbow

  • Gary Wasabi

    Red. Wouldnt everyone be red if they had a choice?

  • Alice Hindley

    Yellow – like the sun

  • Becky John

    Blue because it’s my favourite colour & very calming

  • Jayne

    Yellow because I’m like a ray of sunshine!

  • Claire Thomson Little

    Yellow as it’s bright and cheerful like me :)

  • Phyllis Ellett

    Black, I love hiding in the shadows, I am quite shy.

  • Kirsten Murphy

    green because I love being outside in the woods or on the grass

  • sam cornford

    Yellow, such a happy bright colour.

  • Jill Fairbank

    Blue like the bright sky on a beautiful morning

  • Kirsty Sparks

    Yellow because it’s a happy colour :)

  • michelle bennett

    Red. Not always an angry colour.

  • Spanner73

    Cyan or magenta because I like computers.

  • Amanda Johnson

    Black because I am dark, deep and mysterious and can make my mark on almost anything lol

  • karen dixon

    purple – because i’m deep and interesting and just a little bit girly

  • Katie Walden Hall

    Blue – because it’s my favourite colour so I would always be happy :)

  • Sophie Hocknull

    Purple – because its a happy colour

  • Bridget Rayner

    Purple, cause its my favourite

  • Victoria Thurgood

    Grean so i could make lots of trees and plants

  • Happy Homebird

    Yellow because it’s cheerful

  • Becky Downey

    blue as it’s like the calm sea

  • Stacey Dawn Robinson

    lilac or mauve because they are my favourite colour of purple

  • Jo Glasspool

    I would like to be a rainbow crayon then i was a colour for every mood. x