The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. 2013.
When Duncan goes to get his crayons, he finds some very interesting letters from his dearest friends. They all loved being his favorite color but they have some requests like purple crayon who likes to color inside the lines because he is very neat, or yellow and orange crayons who need Duncan to clarify who is the true color of the sun, or blue who is down to a stubby self from being overused. Each crayon takes on a full spread with a quirky letter and drawing to accompany their request. The illustrations created by the wonderful Oliver Jeffers provide the perfect background for each crayon unique personality to show through. Young readers would love this story and will relate to Duncan’s crayons.