The Day the Crayons Quit

My son received this wonderful book, The Day the Crayons Quit, for his 7th birthday from our dear friends. It was a huge hit with both of my children, current ages four and (you guessed it) seven. My son loved it so much that he brought it to school to share with his class.  We received a note in return, expressing how much the teacher and all the kids LOVED it.  I am sharing it with you because it makes a terrific gift. With Christmas right around the corner, I figured you may need to find something sweet to share with the little ones in your life.  In this story, author Drew Daywalt weaves an imaginitive tale where the crayons come to life, expressing sentiments of frustration and suggestions for improvement to their owner.   The illustrations by Oliver Jeffers are equally as gorgeous as the narrative.  My children giggled a lot, especially at the embarrasing predicament of peach crayon.

The Day the Crayons Quit comes with 4 thumbs up from our family.  I highly recommend adding it to your family collection or giving it to a child or educator in your life.  Enjoy!


Honky Tonk

I’ve discovered a book that magically bestows an accent to my tongue when I read it.

An accent I don’t normally possess since I’m from Minna-SOH-dah.

A sweet, southern, honky tonk accent.  I’m not kiddin’ y’all.

I sound like I’m from Georgia or Alabama or maybe even Louisiana.

It is called Holler Loudly by Cynthia Leitich Smith.

I love reading it to my kids for the sheer verbal enjoyment.  I cannot help but talk like Paula Deen when I read this book y’all.  It is a great story about a boy who discovers there are right times to be loud and right times to be quiet.  Something we could all be reminded of now and again.

I reckon if y’all get a chance to read this here book, y’all are gonna love it.

Here’s to a little honky tonk at bedtime!