The Whole Green World (Hardcover)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374384005, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 24, 2005
Come and dance the whole green world!
I've got a little pair of shoes.
(Comfy, cozy little shoes.)
Got a little pair of shoes
to walk the whole round world.
After putting on her red shoes, a girl and her shaggy dog set out to plant the whole world. During the course of their imaginary journey they have many helpers - birds, insects, and sun among them - and then return home to wait for the magic of spring. A catchy and rhythmic poem and collages infused with a riot of detail and color make this the perfect book for those who cherish all the things that beautify the earth.
About the Author
Elisa Kleven has written and/or illustrated many books. She lives in Albany, California.
Praise For The Whole Green World…
A child ties her shoes, then goes out to plant, nurture, and spread a garden - all to the tune of Johnston's song-like verses. Young children will happily dance along - if they can tear themselves away from Kleven's paint and decorated-paper collages, that is." -- Kirkus Reviews"Johnston's...language is playful and reads aloud smoothly. Kids could spend hours just looking at everything in the pictures." -- School Library Journal