Green on Green
Green on Green
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Green on Green

Illustrated by Felicita Sala
Published by Beach Lane Books
Prices as of Sep 28

What Does Bookroo Think of Green on Green

An elevated, poetic, and lovely take on a seasons and color book.

Short lines of soothing, rhythmic stanzas accompany a beautiful story of color through nature’s seasons, starting and ending in spring and revolving around a particular boy and his family. Magical diction in the text describes the colors and items associated with each season, ending regularly in a format tying back to the color green: “Lemonade, sunflakes, and yellow on green.” Even as the seasons change to a brown fall and a white winter, and there is little to no green to be seen, the tie back to green remains, prompting what may be a deeper message. Perhaps green means bounteous blessings and life as a whole, rather than just the last green blades of grass or weighty pine needles covered in snow, thus paralleling the mother’s growing stomach during her pregnancy and birth of her second child. The gorgeous illustrations use watercolor, gouache, and colored pencils to lovingly portray favorite features associated with each season, such as lemonade, the beach, peaches, and deer tracks in the snow, though the piercing blue eyes of the characters feel out of place in the otherwise peaceful display. Ultimately, White’s colorful text and Sala’s original illustrations combine to create an advanced expression of color throughout the year.

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What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • The book takes us through the seasons in the year and shows some associated activities with each. What is your favorite season, and what are your favorite things to do during that season?
  • There are a myriad of colors included in this story. As you view the beautiful illustrations and hear the colorful text, what colors are your favorite? What green things do you spot in the book?


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Book Details

Publication Date
March 17, 2020
Text Details
The text for this book was set in The Hand.
Illustration Details
The illustrations for this book were rendered in watercolor, gouache, and colored pencils.
Page Count
Reading Age
4 - 8 years

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