Reading Challenges

Library Challenge
2015

Canadian Books 8
July - June 2015



Comments for Green

Green: 02/22/13

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger was a 2013 Caldecott Honor book. Where One Boy teaches children some basics of counting as well as words within words, this one highlights many shades of green as well as the things in life that are (or in some cases, not) green.

Like One Boy, Green has die cut shapes that help unite the pages by allowing bits of color through. Here, the shapes are much smaller and more subtle — sometimes making just a few petals on a flower or among the camouflage of colors, some relevant text ("khaki" and "jungle").

The illustrations appear to have been painted this time, giving a very lush and eye pleasing exploration of the color green. As Sondra Eklund says, it's "exquisite craftsmanship" makes it "worth another look."

Five stars

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