Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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Die cut pages bring surprise after surprise in this magical new book from the "Queen of the concept book"--an intricate and satisfying homage to green, the color of all creation.

How many kinds of green are there? There's the lush green of a forest on a late spring day, the fresh, juicy green of a just-cut lime, the incandescent green of a firefly, and the vivid aquamarine of a tropical sea. In her newest book, Caldecott and Geisel Honor Book author Laura Vaccaro Seeger fashions an homage to a single color and, in doing so, creates a book that will delight and, quite possibly astonish you.

Green is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012

Green is a 2013 Caldecott Honor Book


About Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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Among Laura Vaccaro Seeger's many distinctive books for children are First the Egg--a Caldecott Honor Book and a Geisel Honor Book; One Boy--a Geisel Honor Book; and Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories--winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book award. Laura lives on Long Island with her husband, Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog, Copper.
Published March 27, 2012 by Roaring Brook Press. 36 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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In four simple quatrains, two-word lines each suggest a kind of green, introducing a scene that might show natural, domestic or built elements: “forest green / sea green / lime green / pea green.” Two die-cut leaves on a tree in the forest’s foreground become, with a page turn, two fish swimming ...

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The New York Times

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Two new picture books celebrate all the shades and uses of spring color.

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Publishers Weekly

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Seeger's skill at creating simple yet wonderfully effective concept books, as well as her mastery of die-cuts that delight in unexpected and ingenious ways, are in full evidence in this salute to the color green.

Mar 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Green

Common Sense Media

GREEN shows the actual -- limes, turtles, peas, lizards, ferns -- as well as the fanciful -- the "wacky green" of a green-striped zebra, "no green" of a snowy winter landscape, and "never green" of a red-and-white stop sign.

Mar 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Green

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Also, each entrant gets a referral link to the contest to share with friends, and for each friend who enters the contest through a referral link, the referrer receives another entry.

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Shelf Awareness

She begins with a white rabbit in a thick grove of trees—“forest green”—and closes with a girl and her father admiring a majestic tree near a barn—“forever green.” Two leaves sprout from the tree on the right-hand edge of that first image of the forest;

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The Horn Book

On each spread, two words describe a scene painted in Seeger’s signature thick impasto on canvas: “forest green / sea green / lime green / pea green,” eventually leading to “all green / never green / no green / forever green.” With a color as politically weighted as this one, what could have been...

Apr 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Green

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