The Great Big Green

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Astra Young Readers
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8.8 X 11.0 X 0.6 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Peggy Gifford is the author of the Moxy Maxwell series. Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little and Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-You Notes were both Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year. She graduated from the Iowa Writer's Workshop with an emphasis in poetry. Her poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, The Iowa Review, The Mississippi Review, and Cosmopolitan magazine, among others. She lives in New York City. Visit

Lisa Desimini is an award-winning illustrator of over thirty books for children. She has written nine books including, My House, one of the NY Times Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year and Dot the Fire Dog, which has sold over 400,000 copies. She lives in Northport, New York. Visit


★ "An abundantly illustrated puzzle poem provides a spectacular celebration of green in the world. The author of the Moxy Maxwell chapter-book trilogy offers something completely different in this lush tribute. . . Desimini's imaginative illustrations complement and extend the graphically flexible text. . . Two fertile imaginations grow a grand salute." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

" . . . Desimini's mixed-media collages incorporate scanned images of fabrics, photographs, and other objects to create whimsically surreal images that highlight the variety of greenery found on Earth." --Publishers Weekly

"In this creatively illustrated picture book, the color green comes to life in a varied and substantial way through brilliant text and mixed-media artwork . . . As this well-written book ends, the great big green thing is revealed with pomp and circumstance that will delight and encourage a second reading." -- School Library Journal