The Green Line
By Polly Farquharson (Photographer)
(Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Hardcover, 9781845079819, 36pp.)
Publication Date: March 1, 2010
List Price: $16.95*
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This charming and highly original book follows a child's path on a walk to and through a park. Photographs accent the walk's highlights such as blossoms on a tree, flowers growing through a fence, a grassy hillside for rolling down, clouds in the sky, a friendly dog, rain splashing in puddles, and much more linking them with the simple first-person narrative text. Little eyes are drawn from page to page by a child's doodle, a green line that might just be the end of a stick being dragged along the ground throughout the walk. This simple idea, beautifully presented through stunning photography and graphic design, not only provides much food for discussion but also stimulates children to look at the everyday wonders around them and use their imaginations.