Author(s): Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Picture Books

Die cut pages bring surprise after surprise in this magical new book from the "Queen of the concept book"--an intricate and satisfying homage to green, the color of all creation.

How many kinds of green are there? There's the lush green of a forest on a late spring day, the fresh, juicy green of a just-cut lime, the incandescent green of a firefly, and the vivid aquamarine of a tropical sea. In her newest book, Caldecott and Geisel Honor Book author Laura Vaccaro Seeger fashions an homage to a single color and, in doing so, creates a book that will delight and, quite possibly astonish you. This title has Common Core connections.

Green is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012

Green is a 2013 Caldecott Honor Book


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Winner of Giverny Award 2013. Commended for Caldecott Medal 2013 and Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Up to Seven) 2013. Short-listed for Keystone to Reading Book Award (Preschool) 2014 and Alabama Camellia Award (Grades K-1) 2013.

"Subtle cutouts on each richly painted page of Laura Vaccaro Seeger's 'Green' similarly create a mystical sense of complexity and continuity. In this case, the images on each page refer both backward and forward, permitting a fascinating interplay of shade and hue, from the 'khaki green' of a lizard to the 'never green' of a stop sign."--"The Wall Street Journal"


."..the reader who settles down and slowly pages through its gorgeous acrylic paintings or, better yet, reads it aloud to a young child, will find rich rewards. Each spread describes a particular shade of green -- forest green, sea green, lime green, pea green, jungle green -- and the list actually does go on and on."--"New York Times"


"Seeger's skill at creating simple yet wonderfully effective concept books, as well as her mastery of die-cuts that delight in unexpected and ingenious ways, are in full evidence in this salute to the color green."

--"Publishers Weekly", starred


." enticing project in color exploration and language..."--"BCCB"


"This is a book for turning pages, pointing, looking, talking-- fun!"--"Booklist", Starred

."..a triumph of artistic problem-solving." -"Horn Book", Starred

."..lovely, inventive, engrossing and interactive."-"Kirkus", Starred

"Just when it seems that there could not possibly be anything new to present about this trendy color, Seeger creates a tactile treat that yields surprise with every page turn."--"School Library Journal", Starred

Among Laura Vaccaro Seeger's many distinctive books for children are "First the Egg"--a Caldecott Honor Book and a Geisel Honor Book; "One Boy"--a Geisel Honor Book; and "Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories"--winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book award. Laura lives on Long Island with her husband, Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog, Copper.

General Fields

  • : 9781596433977
  • : St. Martin's Press
  • : St. Martin's Press
  • : March 2012
  • : United States
  • : December 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  • : English
  • : [E]
  • : 36
  • : illustrations
  • : Laura Vaccaro Seeger