Although Drew Daywalt grew up in a haunted house, he now
lives in a Southern California home, haunted by only his wife, two
kids, and five-month-old German Shepherd. His favorite crayon is
Oliver Jeffers (www.oliverjeffersworld.com) makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award in the U.K. and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; The Way Back Home; The Incredible Book Eating Boy; The Great Paper Caper; The Heart and the Bottle, which was made into a highly acclaimed iPad application narrated by Helena Bonham Carter; Up and Down, the New York Times bestselling Stuck; The Hueys in the New Sweater, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year; and This Moose Belongs to Me, a New York Times bestseller. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Goodreads' 2013 Picture Book of the Year!
Amazon's Best Picture Book of the Year!
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013!
"Jeffers delivers energetic and playful illustrations. The
drawings are loose and lively, and with few lines, he makes his
characters effectively emote. Clever spreads, such as Duncan's
'white cat in the snow' perfectly capture the crayons' conundrum,
and photographic representations of both the letters and coloring
pages offer another layer of texture, lending to the tale's overall
believability. A comical, fresh look at crayons and
"Fresh and funny. Oliver Jeffers's quirky, joyful illustrations convey the strength and comedy of the crayons' sentiments, and children ages 4-8 will laugh in recognition at seeing their own color preferences reflected back at them."--The Wall Street Journal