What is one to do when one wants to color and all the crayons say, “We quit!” Author Drew Daywalt and illustrator Oliver Jeffers come up with the solution in their book, The Day the Crayons Quit .
All the crayons have some pretty good reasons for their attitude. Blue feels overused with all that water, orange and yellow are not speaking to each other because they both think they should be used to color the sun, and beige is tired of playing second fiddle to brown. The list goes on.
Although this appears to be a children’s book, it has clear applications for those in the workplace. There are ways we can all learn to play nicely.
Originally from Belfast, Ireland, Oliver Jeffers now makes his home in Brooklyn. He is earning a great deal of acclaim for his illustrations.
If you wish to spend a few well spent minutes, come to the library and read This Moose Belongs to Me, Stuck, Up and Down, The Way Back Home, and that pesky crayon book, all illustrated by Jeffers. You won’t be sorry!