Books we like: Anything illustrated or written by Oliver Jeffers

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."
Toddler class creating watercolor star sticker resist paintings inspired by How to Catch a Star,  Oliver Jeffers.

Toddler class creating watercolor star sticker resist paintings inspired by How to Catch a Star,  Oliver Jeffers.

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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: