Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group


written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Roaring Brook Press


Caldecott Honor Book


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

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Caldecott Honor Book, Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, IRA Teachers' Choices, IBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, Parents Magazine, Best Children's Books of the Year


Praise for Green

“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

“…an 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

In the Press

Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s “Green” is a delightful new picture book about the natural world. - The Washington Post

Read the Kirkus Review of GREEN . In lush paintings outfitted with cleverly positioned die cuts, Seeger's latest explores the color green. - Kirkus Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Read an exclusive interview with Seeger

From the Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

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