A Day With No Crayons

Liza loved her crayons. She treasured turquoise,

adored apricot, and flipped over fuchsia.
But when Liza's mother takes away her beloved crayons, her world suddenly goes gray. How does the budding artist respond? She squirts her toothpaste angrily and stomps through mud puddles. Through these acts, Liza inadvertently creates art—and eventually discovers color in the world around her.

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If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh


“A gem.”

--The San Francisco Chronicle

“A great story of imagination and inspiration.”

--Detroit Free Press

“Magical…clever…a joy.”


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Recommended by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Winner Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children's Literature

Monarch Award Finalist (Illinois State Children's Choice Award)

* Translated into Korean and Chinese *

* In its second printing *

Published by Rising Moon
Illustrated by Chad Cameron
Fall 2007

Ages 4 to 8

Hardcover $15.95
ISBN 10: 0-87358-910-6
ISBN 13: 978-0-87358-910-9

Copyright 2013 Elizabeth Rusch

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