What do cranky crayons, an indifferent moose and an optimistic orangutan tossing boy all have in common? They are all characters illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. He's a little bit Roald Dahl and a whole lot witty. We always enjoy reading these stories in our classes and have based several art projects on his books. How can you not like a guy that shared these life lessons on writing/creativity at the National Book Festival?
- "Never, under any circumstance, eat something larger than your head,"
- "Don't eat cheese before going to bed,"
- "If you feel stuck, put in an elephant."
I hope he continues to create books that kids love as much as their grown ups love reading them! P.S. There's a rumor that a follow up to The Day the Crayons Quit is on it's way. Hope the rumor is true......
Here's his newest: