The Waldorf Schools, based on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, have "reverence" as a core value; they seek to teach students from the earliest ages about respect. For example, after using crayons, children are encouraged to carefully put the crayons back in a basket -- no leaving the colors on the table or throwing them carelessly around.

This kind of respect would be appreciated by the card-writers in The Day the Crayons Came Home, from the creators of the bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit.Young Duncan receives a batch of postcards in the mail. One is from Maroon crayon who was left on the couch where he got sat upon and broken in two. Pea Green felt neglected so he is traveling the world. Neon Red got left behind by a hotel pool during a vacation. Yellow and Orange were left outside where they melted together. Tan got eaten by the dog and puked up on the rug.

There are more cards, all of which make Duncan sad about all the crayons he has neglected over the years. He finally decides to make them welcome at home.

This delightful book will be enjoyed by people of all ages, whether you are currently using crayons (coloring is a big trend among adults) or remember fondly your time with them as children. A note on the flyleaf informs us that "The art for this book was made with crayons, the Postal Service, and a cardboard box."