A! Magazine for the Arts

East Tennessee Author Writes and Illustrates Rhyming Children's Book

January 9, 2018

Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., of Johnson City, Tennessee, announces the release of The Crayon (W)Rapper by Tennessee author, Cheryl Livingston.

Livingston is a native of North Carolina now living in East Tennessee with her husband and their rescue dog, Gracie. A lover of art since childhood, Livingston draws, paints, and creates stained glass art with her husband. With retirement approaching, she plans to spend much of her time on Watauga Lake with her camera in hand.

The Crayon (W)Rapper is Livingston's first children's book. The story follows Green, a cheery crayon known as The Crayon Rapper. Green uses rhyming patterns in a rap music beat to describe the adventures of his multi-hued pals. Livingston encourages parents and children reading The Crayon (W)Rapper to dance and sing out loud as they make their way through the story.

"What a delightful way for children to learn about the different colors-through a book about crayons and rhyme. Giving a crayon personal characteristics is creative and makes learning fun." –Co-authors Wayne Major and Ralphine Major, The Adventures of Piddle Diddle the Widdle Penguin

The Crayon (W)Rapper can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.

Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., includes the imprints Mountain Girl Press, Little Creek Books, Express Editions, RoseHeart Publishing, Broken Crow Ridge, and DigiStyle. Each imprint specializes in a particular genre-from Appalachian stories to children's books and more.