Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Day With No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch

Little Liza loves crayons. She fills her bedroom, the hallway, and even the bathroom with beautiful colored pages. When she runs out of paper and colors an alternative option, her mother confiscates the crayons, leaving Liza's world very grey and colorless. Will Liza be able to look outside the crayon box to enjoy colors?

A Day With No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch is a charming look at the world and its beauty through a child's eyes and about learning how to see things in new ways. The illustrations are engaging, adorable, and soft without being too sweet or sentimental. The illustrator, Chad Cameron, uses an excellent color palette to express Liza's moods and to highlight the colors she notices. Any young child who loves coloring can relate to this great book!

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