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Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
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May 26, 2012

it was amazing

How many different kinds of green can you name? Seeger begins with forest green, meanders through jungle green, zooms in on lime green, swims through sea green, and ends with an apple tree that is forever green. Seeger is not merely content to show youngsters different shades of green; she really explores and celebrates the wonderful world of green.

Each two page spread beautifully illustrates a different kind of green. Seeger’s painted illustrations are a feast for the eyes. The paint, thickly and liberally applied, creates a landscape of wonderful textures. Even though the printed images are in fact flat, I found myself compelled to run my hands over the pages time and time again. In addition, Seeger has cleverly incorporated cut-outs that give the reader a sneak peek of the next page. But the cut-outs are so integrated into the paintings that you may not even realize it was a cut-out until you turn the page. Each page stands as it's own work of art, while at the same time functioning as part of a unified whole.

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