My, Santa, what good taste you have in children’s books!
The Day the Crayons Quit is a new favorite around here- it is comprised of a series of letters to a little boy written by his crayons. Each crayon has some bone to pick with poor Duncan, whether they feel over or underused, are having a row with another color (orange and yellow are apparently not speaking to each other after disagreeing over the true color of the sun), or wish he would work harder at coloring inside the lines.
I love gray crayon’s complaint- he’s tired of being used to color elephants, humpback whales, and rhinos. All the huge animals. He reminds Duncan that baby penguins and tiny pebbles are gray, too. And green crayon, who isn’t actually vexed, but rather wants to congratulate Duncan on his successful “coloring things green” career so far. Also, poor Peach Crayon, who simply asks
What literary goodies did your children find under the tree?