A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Laura Vaccaro Seeger's 2013 Caldecott Honor Book Green is a book about color for toddlers and early readers that's wildly imaginative and entertaining. Die-cut pages add an interactive element, as kids get a peek of what type of green awaits them when they turn the page. There's one not-scary tiger hiding in the jungle.
What's the story?
The world is full of many different kinds of green -- at home and in the wild. GREEN shows the actual -- limes, turtles, peas, lizards, ferns -- as well as the fanciful -- the \"wacky green\" of a green-striped zebra, \"no green\" of a snowy winter landscape, and \"never green\" of a red-and-white stop sign. Die-cut pages give readers a peek into the green to be discovered on the following page.
Is it any good?
Green goes way beyond the ordinary for a book to teach little ones about color. It's imaginative, even mind-bending at times, and the die-cut pages add an interactive level of experience, with readers able to guess -- or be surprised by -- what version of green comes next.
Talk to your kids about ...
What kinds of green can you find in your house? Outside your house?
Pick another color and see how many different versions of that color you can see. Try blue, and start by looking up on a sunny day.
What other books that use just one color can you think of? How about Harold and the Purple Crayon?
- Author: Laura Vaccaro Seeger
- Illustrator: Laura Vaccaro Seeger
- Genre: Colors
- Topics: Ocean creatures, Science and nature, Wild animals
- Book type: Non-Fiction
- Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
- Publication date: March 27, 2012
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 2 - 6
- Number of pages: 32
- Available on: Hardback
- Award: Caldecott Medal and Honors
Themes & Topics
Browse titles with similar subject matter.
For kids who love picture books and art
Our editors recommend
Top advice and articles
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.