This picture book was a 4-star rating on Goodreads for me recently, so I’m sharing it here:
Green, by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Roaring Brook?Press, 2012)
Another striking and clever concept picture book from Laura Vaccaro Seeger. This one is about the color green, and great rhyming text (“forest green /’sea green / lime green / pea green”) and amazing use of art and cutouts make this one to look at over and over. It’s hard to describe–you?have to see it to appreciate it. It’s’really short, under 50 words, I think. So it’s an incredibly fast read. But there’s a lot there, visually, and you and the kids will want to return to it again and again to see how she works in each cutout to the current and previous spread.
Check out a more in-depth review at 100 Scope Notes.
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Jeanne Walker Harvey says
This books sounds great! I can’t wait to read it and to see the artwork — I love cutouts! And I’m in awe that she wrote it in under 50 words. Thanks for sharing this book.
I’m in awe, too. I’m always so jealous of book creators who are both the author and the illustrator. I think as strictly a writer, I would never come up with a book this tight and cohesive!
Tammy Flanders says
This looks right up my alley. I’ll look to add it to the many other books we (the Doucette Library) has of hers. Sounds like good possibilities for cross-curriculum connections .
Thanks for the recommendation.
Apples with Many Seeds
The concept is so simple–shades of green, but the execution is so brilliant, with the die-cuts and the way she uses the colors and shapes on each spread. Enjoy!
Doraine Bennett says
One of my favorite things to do in spring is matching the shades of green in the trees to the colors in my box of crayons. I’ll definitely check this one out.
Ha! What a fun idea, Dori!
Books 4 Learning says
Looks interesting. I like unique books like this one. Thanks for the suggestion.
I hope you like it!