Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Green Wilma

Arnold, Tedd. 2009. Green Wilma: Frog in Space. New York: Dial.

I am a big fan of the original Green Wilma, so I was predisposed to like this one, and I did.

It's a silly bit of fluff - a frog that is accidentally whisked into outer space in a case of mistaken identity; but it's funny and cheery.

The rhymes flow effortlessly in the same cadence as the original Green Wilma story,
Suddenly the spaceship plucked her up into the air.
It pulled her in, and then it rose and flew away from there.

The artwork, bright colored pencils and watercolors, takes center stage, and Green Wilma herself, is irresistibly cheerful and expressive. I love it when an author illustrates his own work - it really shows in the connection between the written word and illustrated actions! Once again, Green Wilma is great fun!

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