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)
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.
Didn't capture the range of vibrant greens that I might have preferred. A little boring for my one-year old. The cut-outs in the pages are creative and are my son's favorite part. Read morePublished 17 days ago by David Maillett
The first time I read this book, I was really disappointed. It's just two words per page describing the green scenes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jade P.
Mostly pictures so I was a little disappointed, but the pictures are pretty!Published 5 months ago by Sharon McIntyre
The art in this book is beautiful. It is a feast for the eyes and the imagination. Each page transports one to a new place.Published 7 months ago by Sarahsponda
This book had such beautiful illustrations. It's no wonder if won a Caldicott Medal.Published 7 months ago by Elizabeth R. Snead
Beautiful book with unique cut outs that show intentional illustrations from the previous page!
Very cool book, and will be sharing with my Kindergarteners-1st graders!
I have more than 1,000 children's picture books in my collection, so it's not easy to surprise or impress me. But this book is wonderful. Read morePublished 10 months ago by EcoDesigner