I am passionate about children’s books. We visit our local library at least once a week, and if you looked at my Amazon account you would see most of my purchases are for childrens books! ;)
One of my 2014 blogging goals was to sit down and share some of our favorite books. All book reviews will focus on environmental themes in children’s literature.
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A satisfying homage to green, the color of all creation.
Subtle cutouts on each beautifully illustrated page of Green gave surprise and delight to my little readers. This book promotes curiosity and attention to detail. The die cut pages hidden among the richly painted images keeps the audience lingering on each page.
Most children think of primary colors and this book gives a beautiful insight to shades and hues of colors. Our favorite hue of green mentioned in the book was the ‘khaki green’ lizard.
Green does an excellent job promoting care for our environment while teaching colors.
Another one of our favorite Laura Vaccaro Seeger books for children is First the Egg–a Caldecott Honor Book and a Geisel Honor Book.