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The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

My 3-year-old just told me his cow is "beige" – one of the words he's picked up from the terrific "The Day the Crayons Quit." In it, Duncan's crayons have had enough – and they explain why in a series of handwritten letters. Beige crayon is fed up with Brown getting all the attention. Blue feels over-used (all those oceans and skies). Peach is embarrassed he's naked, after Duncan peeled off his wrapping. Black doesn't want to be relegated to outlining. Duncan solves all in the end with a coloring masterpiece. It's an incredibly clever and brilliantly illustrated read.