WELCOME TO THE GREEN HOUSE by Jane Yolen

WELCOME TO THE GREEN HOUSE

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Age Range: 4 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

Taking as her text a sentence from Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle--"The land is one great wild, untidy luxuriant hothouse, made by nature for herself"--Yolen lyrically compares a house to the rain forest ("...no roof in the green house,/only the canopy of leaves") and notes its animals ("the quick-fingered capuchin/make their slow-quick ways/from room to room...a splash of golden toad,/a lunge of waking lizards,/a plunge of silver fish") and their sounds. Regan makes an outstanding picture-book debut with lush full-bleed spreads rendered in gouache, with luminously diffuse light, exquisitely detailed wildlife, and decorative forms--close to the picture plane--that recall Leonard Weisgard's art. Unlike the plethora of contrived or sentimental books on the subject, this one is simplicity itself--eloquent and effective. (Picture book. 4-9)
Pub Date: April 21st, 1993
ISBN: 0-399-22335-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1993




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