Friday, June 28, 2013
Author & Illustrator: laura vaccaro seegar
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Year: 2012
Location: Knox County Public Library- Lawson McGhee
Awards: Caldecott Honor, Kirkus Best Book, Publisher's Weekly, Horn Book, School Library Journal & Kirkus starred reviews
Summary: Gorgeous watercolors with creative cut-outs illustrate poetry about the color green. The painting have strong brushstrokes reminiscent of Van Gogh (my favorite color and my favorite artist!) I could not POSSIBLY choose a favorite spread- luscious, amazing, delicious colors!! And at the end, there's a little environmental twist.
Classroom Ideas: In art, this would introduce shades, color mixing, and techniques. In Science, you could talk about the environment. But mostly, I just want to stare and stare at this book.