February Family Dinner Book Club

It’s time to announce the featured book for Family Dinner Book Club for February!  We had so much fun with January Family Dinner Book Club when we featured Winnie-the-Pooh.  This month we have selected a picture book that was released in 2013.  I was instantly impressed when I read it last year.

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The Family Dinner Book Club selection for February is…


The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

In this story, Duncan wants to color, but when he opens his crayon box he discovers a stack of letters addressed to him. Each crayon has written a letter to Duncan expressing how they are utilized too much or not colored with enough. Each crayon has a very convincing argument!

Participating in Family Dinner Book Club is easy and fun!

How Family Dinner Book Club Works

1.  So, get your copy of The Days the Crayons Quit and start reading. You can borrow it from the library or from a friend, purchase it or enter our giveaway for a free copy below!

2.  Then, on February 15th, check back here for all your Family Dinner Book Club preparation needs.  Links will be provided for your dinner conversation table topics from Growing Book by Book,  arts and crafts table decorations from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom and your book related menu from Daisy at Home.

3.  Decide which night towards the end of February works best for your family to  have Family Dinner Book Club.   Set the table, prepare the food and settle in for a nice cozy dinner to discuss the book.

4.  Don’t forget to snap a picture of your Family Dinner Book Club and share it with us on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page!

5.  Then, head back here on March 1st, to see our new title for the month of March and participate all over again!

Would you like a chance to receive a copy of The Days the Crayons Quit? Just enter for your chance to win in the Rafflecopter below. You must be at least 18 years-old to enter. We can only ship to USA addresses. Entries will be accepted through 2/3/14 at 11:59 pm. One winner will be selected and notified via email. The winner has 48 hrs. to respond to the email. Another entrant will be selected after that time if a response has not been received. Good luck!

Author, Drew Daywalt says his favorite crayon is black. Illustrator, Oliver Jeffers says his is striped. So, what is your favorite crayon color?

February Family Dinner Book Club

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About Jodie Rodriguez

Jodie Rodriguez is a mom of two young boys and an early childhood/elementary educator with over 18 years of experience. Jodie's passion is helping parents, teachers, librarians and anyone else interested in nurturing our youngest readers.


  1. We really enjoyed last month! Thank you for doing this!

  2. D.Nichols says:

    This is a great idea. What a great family fun night!

  3. Susan Bubak says:

    Thank you for creating this my family is enjoying the bonding over books

  4. This is one of my daughter’s favorite books! She just asked to read it yesterday. I can’t wait to add a fun dinner and activities.

  5. I love your idea for this book club! We got a bit of a late start in January…and are finishing up Winnie-the-Pooh now.

    Looking forward to The Day the Crayons Quit in February!

  6. I love this idea! We’ll be joining in! :)

    I’ve actually never read this one! It’s always on my list but somehow we never make it home with it! Must read it! :)

  7. We absolutely LOVE this book. It was one of our favorites that we discovered at our library in 2013.

  8. This book has been on my list to get for my girls. We are going to try the book club this month to see what they think – I think it sounds like a fun idea!

  9. We’re excited to be doing this again — we’ve added three more families to our “family not-quite-dinner book club” this month!

  10. What a great idea! I just saw this book the other day and it made me giggle. I’d love a copy!

  11. I look forward to checking this book out and wonder if it could be used as a mentor text for persuasive letter writing in writers workshop.

  12. I just saw this book at the store and thought it was so cute! It’s on my list of “must have books”.

  13. This is a great book and I think a family book club would be fun to try!

  14. I need to find this book at the library! Love this book club idea!

  15. Heather C says:

    I have not heard of this book before. Perfect book to try out!

  16. I love the dinner book club idea and I am looking forward to your future posts! It looks like a very cute book!

    Thank you for linking up at the Kid Lit Blog Hop

  17. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing this with the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  18. I love The Day The Crayons Quit! What a great idea to have a family dinner book club!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Kid Lit Blog Hop!!