We were so excited when this came in the mail a few days ago! Yes, this is the sequel to the very famous “Crayons who quit”.
The crayons are finally ready to come home after they protested and left poor Duncan in the first book. This time they are pleading to be rescued… home is best indeed. Clearly some had a good time travelling around the world and are ready for ‘home sweet home’ while others had a hard time with things not really going their way.
The sequel is just as witty and funny as the first. There are new crayons introduced in this book and my heart goes out to Pea Green aka Esteban the Magnificent. Sprinter’s favourite is Orange and Yellow crayon who now have no choice but to cooperate and compromise. (If you recall, they were arguing all the time in the first book.) And check out Glow-in-the-Dark crayon! Sprinter thinks he is cool!
This book is a great follow up but not quite as good as the first. The first book was brilliant so perhaps my expectations were a tad too high… regardless it does a good job as a sequel (and we know how difficult sequels can be!)
Oh, do check out this site too. Penguin Young Readers has set up an online home for all the crayons and you can choose your favourite. http://www.crayonspicturebooks.com/. You’ll find downloadable lesson plans and activities you can do with your child. Fun!
So many of you always ask me ‘ is it a buy or borrow book?’…
I say buy the first book, borrow this one. And then decide for yourself if you want to own it. This is purely my opinion 🙂