Wednesday, April 2, 2008

A Day With No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch

A Day With No Crayons, by Elizabeth Rusch, is a beautifully illustrated picture book for ages 4-8.

When Liza colors on her bedroom wall, her mother takes away her crayons for a whole day! At first Liza fears that her day will be colorless and artless. As she pouts and stomps around, Liza discovers that there is color all around her—in the sink, in the trees, on the ground. She finds that she can create her own masterpieces without her crayons.

The illustrations by Chad Cameron are perfect. I especially like the reference to van Gogh in the bathroom sink. Check out the book for yourself to see what I mean.

This book is great for kids who love to color. They will easily relate to Liza’s disappointment at losing her crayons.

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