Roaring Brook Press, 9781596433977, 36pp.
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
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. This title has Common Core connections.
Green is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012
Green is a 2013 Caldecott Honor Book
About the Author
Praise For Green…
"Subtle cutouts on each richly painted page of Laura Vaccaro Seeger's 'Green' similarly create a mystical sense of complexity and continuity. In this case, the images on each page refer both backward and forward, permitting a fascinating interplay of shade and hue, from the 'khaki green' of a lizard to the 'never green' of a stop sign."--The Wall Street Journal
“…the reader who settles down and slowly pages through its gorgeous acrylic paintings or, better yet, reads it aloud to a young child, will find rich rewards. Each spread describes a particular shade of green — forest green, sea green, lime green, pea green, jungle green — and the list actually does go on and on.”--New York Times
“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.”
--Publishers Weekly, starred
“…an enticing project in color exploration and language…”--BCCB
“This is a book for turning pages, pointing, looking, talking— fun!”--Booklist, Starred
"...a triumph of artistic problem-solving." -Horn Book, Starred
“…lovely, inventive, engrossing and interactive.”-Kirkus, Starred
"Just when it seems that there could not possibly be anything new to present about this trendy color, Seeger creates a tactile treat that yields surprise with every page turn."--School Library Journal, Starred