The Little Green Envelope

The Little Green Envelope

The Little Green Envelope

The Little Green Envelope


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A little green envelope longs to go on a journey. Will it be chosen to deliver Olive’s letter to her far-away friend?

Olive’s friend has moved away, and Olive wishes she could visit her. A little green envelope, lost in the bottom of the desk drawer, knows how Olive feels. It, too, wants so much to travel, and imagines zipping up and down conveyer belts and bouncing along in a mail bag, on its way to deliver an important letter. An old postcard reassures that for every occasion, there is an envelope … but it seems like it will never be the little green envelope’s turn.

When Olive’s grandpa suggests writing her friend a letter, the little green envelope hopes and hopes that it will be chosen to carry the letter to its destination — but will it be a perfect fit?

A diagram on the endpapers shows how readers can create their own little green envelopes!

Key Text Features


Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:


With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.


Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781773066813
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication date: 08/01/2023
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

GILLIAN SZE is the author of poetry collections, creative nonfiction and picture books. Her recent books include You Are My Favorite Color (illustrated by Niña Mata), The Night Is Deep and Wide (illustrated by Sue Todd) and My Love for You Is Always (illustrated by Michelle Lee). Her work has attained starred reviews from Quill & Quire, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Originally from Winnipeg, she now resides in Montreal, Quebec, where she teaches creative writing and literature.

CLAUDINE CRANGLE is a multidisciplinary artist whose previous picture books include The House Next Door, Priscilla Pack Rat and Woolfred Cannot Eat Dandelions. As a kid who loved to make things out of cereal boxes, she hopes that her books will inspire creativity and construction. She plays with various printmaking techniques combined with collage and paper sculpture using materials scavenged from recycling bins where she lives, in Toronto, Ontario.

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