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Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
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Mar 13, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: arts, kids-picture-books
Read in April, 2012

What I Appreciated:
> clever use of cut-outs -- I love that leaves become fish and a butterfly becomes a flower and fireflies become apples
> introduction to different shades of green (obviously)
> "glow green" page -- This was far and away my favorite spread. The fireflies were nice, but I LOVE the barn light. It's a small thing, but it really resonated with me. There's just a simple beauty to it.

What I Felt Was...Odd, Let's Say:
> "forever green" on a page with trees that will lose their leaves and grass that will turn brown -- Why not use an evergreen forest instead? I actually think kids would catch that pretty quickly. Now, maybe I'm being too picky here. After all, grass and trees are green and always will be green in the sense that the sky is blue and night is black. And maybe that's what Seeger was implying here. I just took it literally, and it didn't work for me in that sense. It would have made complete sense to use evergreens. Just sayin'. But I am apparently the only human in existence who felt that way.
> "wacky green" -- Whaaa? Well, okay, if you say so....

All in all, this is a winner.
Art teachers will like it. (Ours plans on using it with classes working on monochromatic art.) Adults will like it. Kids will like it.
Kermit the Frog will LOVE it.
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Terri Doesn't just make you want to sing along..."it's not easy being green..."?

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