The Day the Crayons Came Home, the highly anticipated (yes, even for adults) sequel to The Day the Crayons Quit, written by the quirky Drew Daywalt and hilariously illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, is almost upon us: It will be published on August 18, 2015. EW announces exclusively that the first printing of The Day the Crayons Came Home will comprise one million copies. It’s a giant number, but given that The Day the Crayons Quit is the longest running picture book to ever appear on the New York Times bestseller list, it’s not too surprising.
Here’s the official description for The Day The Crayons Came Home:
Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued! From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions; to Burnt Sienna, who was chewed up and spit back out by the dog; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan’s socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away and changed his name—each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.
EW reveals two exclusive spreads from the book below: