The Whole Green World (Hardcover)

By Tony Johnston, Elisa Kleven (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374384005, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2005

List Price: 15.00*
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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

Tony Johnston is the author of numerous children's books, most recently "The Ancestors Are Singing." She lives in San Marino, California.

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