Love From The Crayons – Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers (ill.) – Penguin Workshop – Published 24 December 2019




Love is yellow and orange. Because love is sunny and warm. Love is purple. Because it’s okay to love outside the lines.

My thoughts

From the creators of The Day The Crayons Quit and The Day The Crayons Came Home, comes a new title that features the same band of loveable crayons with a simple story about love.

Love From The Crayons is not as detailed or complex a story as the first two books. Rather, it is a simple book, with one or two lines of text per page that follows the same pattern “Love is brown…because sometimes love stinks”, starring the ironic crayons and matching crayon drawings.

It’s a great book for young fans of the other two books, as a seasonal gift perfect for Valentine’s Day or for adding to collections about love or feelings. While the book acknowledges the range of positive and negative emotions in love, it doesn’t go into why love is sometimes orange and yellow, sunny and warm or is sometimes brown, black or blue. Leaving further elaboration to readers, the drawings also don’t delve deeper than providing an illustration for the colours— black a colourless rainbow, or orange and yellow as the sun.

Love From The Crayons is sure to delight fans of the original two books, or maybe encourage new readers to explore all the fantastic stories about the colourful crayons.

The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

More information

Category: Children’s fiction – Picture book

Genre: Fiction, Love and emotions; Holidays and Celebrations

Themes: Love, emotions, holidays – Valentine’s Day, feelings, colours.

Reading age guide: Ages 5-8

Format: Hardcover, ebook. 32 pages.

Published: 24 December 2019 by Penguin Workshop

ISBN: 9781524792688

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