Blue Bananas (2012, Crucible Gallery)

Blue Bananas (2011, Crucible Gallery and the Crucible Workshop)


by Mae Astrid Tobias


With illustrations by Leo Agtuca.

Published by Crucible Gallery and the Crucible Workshop.

ISBN 978-971-94809-1-4


Gino’s in trouble. Mrs. Manalo asked the class to show her their favorite fruit or vegetable. Gino already drew his favorite – bananas – but everyone is using all the yellow crayons. All the crayons left are black, brown and blue. Blue bananas? Who has ever seen a blue banana?

A chance encounter with Filipino painter Mauro Malang Santos gives a little boy a chance to explore his own creativity and discover the boundless ways of expression through art.

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