The Great Big Green by Peggy Grifford is a fun book focusing on everything green! While the text is a just slightly awkward at times, all the green things points to one BIG green thing--the earth! The illustrations are great. Each element was scanned from paintings, papers, fabric, photos, etc. and then layered on top of each other to create the pictured. The illustrator mentioned, "For instance, I scanned orange sandpaper, black velvet, and white fur for the tiger. A tiger's-eye stone was used for her eyes." They are amazing!
As I mentioned, it is a fun and engaging book. While it doesn't necessarily teach concepts beyond a love and appreciation for the earth, the illustrations are captivating and fun. For extension activities, check out:
Classroom Bookshelf--Google Earth, poetry, related books, etc.
Teaching Books--Questions to use, activities, related books, etc.
Personally, I am very grateful for the GREAT BIG GREEN! Love this planet Earth! It might be good for Earth Day.