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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"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. The gently rhymed verse consists entirely of two-word phrases and begins with a rundown of specific shades ('forest green/ sea green/ lime green/ pea green') before moving into more abstract directions. The turning point: 'wacky green,' paired with a portrait of a green-and-white zebra shown happily munching grass. Seeger paints thickly on a canvas backdrop that lends an appropriately organic feel, given the natural sources for many of the varieties of green. Throughout, die-cuts of various sizes, shapes, and quantities build surprising connections between adjoining spreads: the words khaki and jungle are hidden within the backgrounds of the other's spread, both made legible by the same rectangular window; a 'slow green' inchworm becomes the hook on which hangs a 'faded green' sign. There's even room for spreads about the absence of green (a stop sign is 'never green'). Here's hoping subsequent color books from Seeger get the green light. Ages 2 – 6. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

"[L]ovely, inventive, engrossing and interactive." Kirkus, Starred Review

Review:

"[A] triumph of artistic problem-solving." Horn Book, Starred Review

Review:

"[T]he 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

Review:

"[A]n enticing project in color exploration and language." BCCB

Review:

"This is a book for turning pages, pointing, looking, talking — fun!" Booklist, Starred Review

Review:

"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 Review

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

Among Laura Vaccaro Seeger's many distinctive books for children are First the Egg — a Caldecott Honor Book and a Geisel Honor Book; One Boy — a Geisel Honor Book; and Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories — winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book award. Laura lives on Long Island with her husband, Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog, Copper.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596433977
Author:
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Subject:
Concepts - Colors
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Picture Book
Publication Date:
20120327
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
36
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 2 up to 6

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Product details 36 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9781596433977 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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. The gently rhymed verse consists entirely of two-word phrases and begins with a rundown of specific shades ('forest green/ sea green/ lime green/ pea green') before moving into more abstract directions. The turning point: 'wacky green,' paired with a portrait of a green-and-white zebra shown happily munching grass. Seeger paints thickly on a canvas backdrop that lends an appropriately organic feel, given the natural sources for many of the varieties of green. Throughout, die-cuts of various sizes, shapes, and quantities build surprising connections between adjoining spreads: the words khaki and jungle are hidden within the backgrounds of the other's spread, both made legible by the same rectangular window; a 'slow green' inchworm becomes the hook on which hangs a 'faded green' sign. There's even room for spreads about the absence of green (a stop sign is 'never green'). Here's hoping subsequent color books from Seeger get the green light. Ages 2 – 6. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "[L]ovely, inventive, engrossing and interactive."
"Review" by , "[A] triumph of artistic problem-solving."
"Review" by , "[T]he 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."
"Review" by , "[A]n enticing project in color exploration and language."
"Review" by , "This is a book for turning pages, pointing, looking, talking — fun!"
"Review" by , "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."
"Synopsis" by ,
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
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