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Stories in rhyme
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Rhyming text about green and all its variations, including such well-knowns as "lime green" and "forest green" but taking the reader to new, fun places like "wacky green" and "slow green." A great read-together.
Employing her signature cutouts, Seeger describes the vivid and varied ways of being green. The design of the book begs the reader to search for details. Encourage your child to feel for the smallest cutouts with her fingers, and see if you can figure out Seeger’s sleight of hand as she masterful... Read More »
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taracrean thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over
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Open the book and the first pictures you see are of a woodland scene. Two leaves hang off a nearby tree as the text reads “forest green”. Turn the page and those leaves, cut into the paper itself, flip over to two fishies swimming in the deep blue sea. A tortoise swims lazily by, bubbles rising from its head (“sea green”). Another page and the holes of the bubbles are turned over to become the raised bumps on a lime. And so it goes with each new hole or cut connecting one kind of green to another. We see khaki greens, wacky greens, slow greens and glow greens until at last Seeger fills the page with boxes filled with different kinds of green. This is followed by a stop sign and the words “never green” against an autumn background. On the next page it is winter and “no green” followed by an image of a boy planting something. The final spread shows a man and his daughter gazing at a tree. The description: “forever green”. You bet.
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