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
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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 ...Feb 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Green
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
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
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.Mar 07 2012 | Read Full Review of Green
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;| Read Full Review of Green
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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