Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green

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by Keith Baker
     
 

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Acclaimed picture book creator Keith Baker treats young readers to a silly and endearing story, the first in a new series starring these two fun-loving alligators.
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Acclaimed picture book creator Keith Baker treats young readers to a silly and endearing story, the first in a new series starring these two fun-loving alligators.

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Praise for Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green:
"These tales celebrate the little niceties that make life fun, and incorporate learning elements--
colors, numbers, shapes, and maps. . . . Readers' attention will remain riveted to the couple's goofy antics and contagious positive attitude."--School Library Journal

"Replete with greens and grins, these three episodes introduce a pair of sunny tempered alligators. . . . Children will enjoy following the rotund reptiles through their mini-adventures,
and through the bright and snappy, simply drawn cartoon scenes."--Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Keith Baker's reptile couple returns for More Mr. and Mrs. Green, formatted as a beginning reader. Like its predecessor, their lives unfold in a three-chapter format, including Mrs. Green's less-than-lucky day fishing, her latest avant-garde portrait of Mr. Green and an eventful day at the park. Baker's illustrations bring verdant vivacity to the duo's rich lives. Also Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green has been reformatted as a beginning reader in both hardcover and paperback. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Mr. and Mrs. Green love sharing experiences, each other, and the color green. After all, they are alligators. Join them in three lively stories, as they go camping, devour 100 pancakes, and enter the County Fair. Each wacky tale is filled with adventure and loads of fun. On the camping trip they have different ideas about just what to pack. Mrs. Green makes an organized list and wants to pack practical things, but Mr. Green wants chocolate bars, marshmallows, soda pop, fluffy pillows, and his bunny slippers. After eating so many pancakes, Mr. Green has only enough room left for one slice of chocolate cake. Although Mr. Green loves many things about the fair, he hopes to win a ribbon for his flowers. When they blow away while riding on his scooter, all is not completely lost. Colorful acrylic paintings (with lots of green) show the zany couple in cartoon-like form. Look carefully at the many details and the engaging 'gator expressions. 2002, Harcourt,
— Laura Hummel
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Mr. and Mrs. Green are energetic alligators who know how to have a good time. Reminiscent of James Marshall's "George and Martha" stories, these three pithy tales center on backyard camping, eating (Mr. Green challenges himself to eat 100 pancakes), and going to the fair. There is a nice undertone of acceptance and love between the two characters with a healthy balance of give and take, and the all-important element of surprise. These tales celebrate the little niceties that make life fun, and incorporate learning elements-colors, numbers, shapes, and maps. The acrylic illustrations have a loud, oversized presence that is complemented by the strong text. The drawings augment the happy, playful spirit of the alligators, adding energy and variety to each page, and the bright green of Mr. and Mrs. (it's their favorite color) ensures that readers' attention will remain riveted to the couple's goofy antics and contagious positive attitude.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Replete with greens and grins, these three episodes introduce a pair of sunny tempered alligators-one with a taste for adventure, the other with a taste for chocolate, pancakes, and cherry snowcones. In the first, Mr. Green's excitement after Mrs. Green proposes a camping trip changes to anxiety as he visualizes dark woods, glowing eyes, and mosquitoes, then relief when the map leads them around the neighborhood, then through a familiar gate, and finally the tent is pitched in their back yard. In the second, he needs a little help to make good on his determination to eat 100 pancakes, turning "green," but managing a celebratory slice of cake when he does it. In the third, both Greens shine as her painting, and the flowers he puts on her hat, win blue ribbons at the County Fair. Though the Greens' relationship doesn't have the effervescence of, say, Frog and Toad's, or George and Martha's, children will enjoy following the rotund reptiles through their mini-adventures, and through the bright and snappy, simply drawn cartoon scenes. (Picture book. 5-7)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152049553
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
Mr. And Mrs. Green Series, #1
Edition description:
1-Simul
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
659,389
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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