The acclaimed author/illustrator of The Hidden Alphabet introduces young children to the world of color with the help of ingenious die-cut pages, where red lemons magically turn yellow, purple carrots turn orange, white reindeer turn brown, and more. An ALA Notable Children's Book. Reprint.
Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.
When Jonathan's parents decide that he has gotten too old to have a stuffed animal, they trade his favorite bear, Frederick, for a toaster, so he sets off aboard a boat, looking for Frederick.