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The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

The Day the Crayons Quit

by Drew Daywalt


When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.


1) Which crayon colors complained about how Duncan used them?

2) Which crayon colors wrote to him either saying nice things or asking things for friends?

3) What did Duncan do to use his crayons differently? Do you think all the crayons were satisfied with his new way to color the picture on the last page?

4) Would you be able to color a picture where the sky is not blue or gray, the sun is not orange, yellow or red, and other surprising ways Duncan found to color? Which character strength does it take to be able to switch the way you do things? A: Flexibility; flexible thinking.

5) Do you like his final picture? Even if his choices seemed unusual, it turned out to be a very colorful picture, which his teacher thought was very creative! Can you be flexible in your thinking when analyzing this picture?


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