Drew Daywalt: Colorful Characters

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One day while brainstorming book ideas, Drew Daywalt stared at a box of crayons on his desk and couldn’t help but notice how uneven they were. What would they say if they could say anything they wanted? Blue and red were nubs, pink was untouched, peach had had its wrapper torn off. . . . Drew Daywalt gave voice to these crayons in the New York Times bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit. And now the highly anticipated sequel, The Day the Crayons Came Home, presents a whole new group of crayons. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions; to Burnt Sienna, who was chewed up and spit back out by the dog; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to a sock after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas—in this delightfully quirky sequel, every crayon has a woeful tale to tell.

Illustrated by the brilliant Oliver Jeffers, the Boston Globe says, “By telling stories from the points of view of crayons, giving voices to the small and ignored, Daywalt and Jeffers have created two books that offer plenty of charm and fun, but also make children feel deeply understood.”

Come early with your family and pick up an Art to Go family tote bag themed on color. These bags are filled with games, hands-on activities, and conversation starters that can be used in fun ways to explore the galleries. 

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Public $15, DMA Member $10, Students & Children $7