The Great Big Green

(2014)
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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