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The Whole Green World

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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Come and dance the whole green world!

I've got a little pair of shoes.
(Comfy, cozy little shoes.)
Got a little pair of shoes
to walk the whole round world.

After putting on her red shoes, a girl and her shaggy dog set out to plant the whole world. During the course of their imaginary journey they have many helpers - birds, insects, and sun among them - and then return home to
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 8th 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Lisa Vegan
I am an evil, evil person. As I read this book, I had the urge to tear out the pages and put the illustrations up on some kid’s wall as wonderful decorations and then discard the story portion. I wouldn’t do it as I abhor the destruction of books (oh, and this copy belongs to the library) but the thought did cross my mind.

The story was told with phrasing that is catchy, so catchy it set my teeth on edge. It really irritated me. The concept is okay, albeit didactic (in my mind anyway) and I think
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Jenny
This was a nice book that takes a child step by step through the things closest to her out to the world. It has a lilting rhyme to it too. If you are a nature-lover, you don't want to miss this.
Paula
A rhyming story about planting some seeds. Come and dance the whole green world! I've got a little pair of shoes. (Comfy, cozy little shoes.) Got a little pair of shoes to walk the whole round world. After putting on her red shoes, a girl and her shaggy dog set out to plant the whole world. During the course of their imaginary journey they have many helpers - birds, insects, and sun among them - and then return home to wait for the magic of spring. A catchy and rhythmic poem and collages infused ...more
Vicki
Absolutely love this story and the illustrations are beautiful!
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Tony Johnston has written many acclaimed books for young people. She and her husband lived in Mexico for fifteen years, where they raised their children. She now lives in San Marino, California.
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