Green

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GREEN
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/March 2012

(from inside flap)
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.

2013 Caldecott Honor Book
American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2013
New York Times Best Seller
Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2012
Booklist Best Book of 2012
Kirkus Best Book of 2012
Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2012
New York Public Library Best Book for Giving and Sharing, 2012
Parents Magazine 10 Best Books of 2012 selection
Children’s Book of the Month Club selection
Bank Street College of Education Best Book of 2012
CCBC Choices Best Book of 2012
Capitol Choices 2013 Noteworthy Book for Children
Winner – 2013 Giverny Award   

-starred review/School Library Journal
“Perfectly paced and visually exciting… it represents picture book making at its very best.“

-starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Lovely, inventive, engrossing and interactive…”

-starred review/Horn Book
“With a color as politically weighted as this one, what could have been a hit-‘em-over-the-head message is instead left open-ended, allowing the book to work for very young children (for whom the “never green” red stop sign could be taken at face value) or for an older audience willing to speculate on ecological issues and sustainability… A triumph of artistic problem-solving…”

-starred review/Publishers Weekly
“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.”

-starred review/Booklist
“Beguiling… beautifully designed… lush… Seeger could have pushed her greens onto a predictable ecological pathway, she doesn’t force an environmental message, letting the richness of the natural world speak for itself… This is a book for turning pages, pointing, looking, talking— fun!”

-New York Times Book Review
“Luxurious… Deceptively simple… Gorgeous…”

-Wall Street Journal
“Subtle cutouts on each richly painted page create an almost mystical sense of continuity …”

-recommended/CCBC
“Gorgeous… Lush… Artful… Playful… Transformative…”