The Great Big Green
Peggy Gifford Lisa Desimini
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Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM By Peggy Gifford Lisa Desimini

Just what exactly is the thing It is green great and gorgeous green, dark and dangerous green, real mean green And it s got green things broccoli and praying mantises, watermelons and waves of mountains It s green, green, green all over except where it s blue The Great Big Green is, of course, our earth Both a riddle and an ode to the earth, this ingenious picJust what exactly is the thing It is green great and gorgeous green, dark and dangerous green, real mean green And it s got green things broccoli and praying mantises, watermelons and waves of mountains It s green, green, green all over except where it s blue The Great Big Green is, of course, our earth Both a riddle and an ode to the earth, this ingenious picture book arrives just in time for Earth Day Perfect for budding environmentalists and lovers of poetry alike, this irresistible read aloud by Peggy Gifford is illustrated with an astonishing mix of collage and painting by Lisa Desimini Readers will revisit the gorgeous world over and over after the riddle s reveal to find the many green things hidden in each piece of art.
  • Title: The Great Big Green
  • Author: Peggy Gifford Lisa Desimini
  • ISBN: 9781620916292
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Hardcover

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Dana Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Beautiful illustrations in this book about the lovely green things on planet earth.
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Barbara Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Although I don't like this picture book quite as much as Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Green, pairing them together would expand youngsters' perceptions of the color green exponentially. Although I relished all those greens--moths, geckos, tiger's eyes, even a "tornado-sky green," and the astonishing illustrations, I found the solving of the mystery rather tiresome. The illustrations, scanned artwork, fabric, and even skin, make the book visually interesting. This book might serve as a good mentor text [...]
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Ashley McNally Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Absolutely love this book! What's Great, Big, and Green? So many things can be described by those three words! This lovely book goes through all of the different types of green in our world.
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paula Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
How many words can you think of that describe green? Electric, lush, sparkling, glowing - they’re all here, and then some. Exciting, hypnotic language that begs to be read aloud (“It has dark and dangerous greens / greens-you’ve-never-seen greens / ocean-floor greens / tornado-sky greens / tiger’s eye greens”) describes some mysterious, ultra-green object, an object so green that it incorporates the green of grapes, green moths, traffic lights, ocean waves, and a gaping Komodo dragon. [...]
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Hilary Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Peggy Gifford, author of the Moxy Maxwell series, turns to mixed media collages to provide clues to identify “What is green?” In lush language and lavish shades of green splashed across every double-paged spread, Gifford explores green flora and fauna, weather, environments, and more. This would make a fine read-aloud for Earth Day programs. It also lends itself to discussions of the many shades (tones) of color encompassed by the term, “green.” It would pair well with “Green” by Lau [...]
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NYC Reads 365 Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
"This thing has got all things green. Anaconda green, electric eel green, green-iguanas-in-the-sun-green, rolling-waves-of-grain-green, eat-your-broccoli green. All wrapped in one green ball and hung like an ornament in the sky. Have you guessed what is this thing? An artist’s note explains the process of scanning paintings, papers, fabric, photos, and unusual materials to create the mixed-media collages. A good read to celebrate Earth Day."
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babyhippoface Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
This book was fine, but nothing outstanding to me, personally. Lots of green things listed, although I would have enjoyed it more had they left out things like green socks and other things that people produce that are green, and just left it at things that occur naturally in nature. For me, the very best line was the last one about how everything is green “except the parts that are blue”, with the illustrations pulled back, showing us the entire globe with all the blue surrounding the green. [...]
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Cindy Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Summary: The book describes lots of shades of green while describing a big green thing. What is the big green thing? You have to read to the end to find out. Publication: 2014Library Use: This would be a great book to read and then have the kids make a class book that describes a different color and big thing. Nice for the art teacher to use to describes shades of a color. Beautiful pictures.
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Kristen Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
This picture book serves a riddle. What's green? It goes on to give hints. The text of the first page confused me though. It reads, "The thing is, the thing is green. And the green is, the green is green." If I don't understand it, I'm not sure a child will.I like the way the illustrations are a mix of real life objects that pop in and out of the picture plane like the best clip art you can imagine, over a rich landscape of almost psychedelic greens, but the text threw me off.
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Cemeread Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
This book could be used with preschoolers. The pages are filled with green things, some named and others not, as two multicultural children lead us in guessing what the great big green thing is. The pages are full of vibrant color including many hues of green. Consider including this title with Earth Day activities.
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Ann Williams Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
What a great way to focus thinking and to write about one small seed idea, and the ending was fun too! Mrs. Hess will be able to find many ways to use this book in Art class, too. The illustrations are amazing and I loved the artist's note at the end of the book. Hoping that there will be more books like this one, maybe the The Great Big Red?
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Kelsey Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Age: Preschool-1st GradeConcept Skill: ColorNature: WorldIt is indeed a book about green--but Gifford is asking the listeners to guess what is the Great Big Green which ends up being the world. I appreciated that she kept returning to this question throughout the book so that children could remember.
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Kristen Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
I loved Laura Vaccaro Seeger's GREEN. This one made me pause on the first page with this opener:"The thing is,the thing is green.And the green is,the green is green." Lots of nifty green things are described here and all add up to our beautiful green (and blue) planet, but I never really caught on to the language of "the thing".
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Robin Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Took me a while to figure out what the big green is but kids may catch on faster! (Truth be told, I was skimming it while at work so didn't give it my full attention!) Love the green illustrations. A great addition to the library's collection.
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Susan Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Taking green to a new descriptive level of color, creatures, mood and analogies kids will be left guessing what comes of the bigger picture. Not only a fun introduction to a color, but a book with lots of ELA potential for highlighting descriptive language.
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Mary Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
This is a story that is engaging for readers of all ages - the book encourages you to try to figure out what the "great big green" might be. The illustrations are a mixture of drawings and collage and photographs, which makes them incredibly vivid. Great for a read aloud.
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Lauren Soucy Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
I don't know what to make of this one. It's hard to read, the text doesn't flow naturally but then that's kind of a fun challenge. The pages are busy and bright. This was overwhelming to me but could be fun for kids to explore. Just not sure about it
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Vicki Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Luscious illustrations with the use of every shade of green imaginable. Feels great to see and read this book after one of the longest winters here in my state. This book has a nice ending and could be used for a storytime about the color green or for Earth Day celebrations.
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Brenda Kahn Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Another book celebrating the color green. This time it's a guessing game. Playful language provides a series of clues leading up to the big reveal. The computer generated collages are the stars here. Younger children will have a blast lingering on each spread.
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Debby Baumgartner Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
What is great, big, and green? Read to find out.
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Quyen Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Great book for storytime theme:greenEarth Dayletter G
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Wendy Garland Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Very interesting textures abound in the mixed media collages of these pages. Interesting to look at.
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Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
A fun look at the color green with a twist at the end.
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Bridget R. Wilson Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Wonderful homage to the earth. would pair well with Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger. Lovely vibrant illustrations.
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Elizabeth Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Might be too long/busy for a story time book. But I really like the art. So I'll put it in colors.
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Michelle Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Amazing illustrations, did not like the content.
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PamPage Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Be sure to read the last page for information on how these illustrations were created.
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Christen Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
I loved the cadence of the words and the brilliance of the colors in the pages. In my bag for color storytime
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Rebecca Honeycutt Feb 23, 2020 - 16:46 PM
Fun text, but the super-busy art (including the typeface and text placement) felt bewildering. Perhaps it's better as a readaloud, or for older kids with some reading confidence?
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The Great Big Green By Peggy Gifford Lisa Desimini Just what exactly is the thing It is green great and gorgeous green, dark and dangerous green, real mean green And it s got green things broccoli and praying mantises, watermelons and waves of mountains It s green, green, green all over except where it s blue The Great Big Green is, of course, our earth Both a riddle and an ode to the earth, this ingenious picJust what exactly is the thing It is green great and gorgeous green, dark and dangerous green, real mean green And it s got green things broccoli and praying mantises, watermelons and waves of mountains It s green, green, green all over except where it s blue The Great Big Green is, of course, our earth Both a riddle and an ode to the earth, this ingenious picture book arrives just in time for Earth Day Perfect for budding environmentalists and lovers of poetry alike, this irresistible read aloud by Peggy Gifford is illustrated with an astonishing mix of collage and painting by Lisa Desimini Readers will revisit the gorgeous world over and over after the riddle s reveal to find the many green things hidden in each piece of art.

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