The Great Big Green
The author of the chapter book series, Moxy Maxwell, has authored a picture book that describes a riddle. What is the great big green? It's described in numerous ways, electric-eel green, groomed green lawns, tornado-sky green, even green tennis balls that glow green. I'll admit, I didn't guess the riddle until the very last clue. The illustrations are truly why I enjoyed the book. An artist's note at the back explains that Desimini scanned paintings, fabric, photos, and unusual objects. The scans were then used to create collage. One fascinating detail: "for the large butterfly fish, I rendered his quickly moving fin from a blurry photo of my hand waving." Recommended for kindergarten and up.
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