Say you are really only happy in green pants, and someone gives you blue pants or maybe even red pants. You could throw them out the window, or give them to the neighbor’s dog to wear. The birds next door could even use them to build a nest. But then say your favorite uncle was getting married, and everyone was wearing tuxedoes and they weren’t green but black. Tough call, right? Green Pants is a relatable story with artwork details that offer a smile on every page.
— Daniel Goldin
For kids who march to their own drummer -- or are especially attached to a comfort object -- here is a completely adorable character who wears his singularity in style. Jameson only ever wears green pants. When he wears green pants, he can do anything. But if he wants to be in his cousin's wedding, he's going to have to wear a tuxedo, and that means black pants. It's an impossible decision: Jameson would love nothing more than to be in his cousin's wedding, but how can he not wear green pants? Will Jameson turn down this big honor, or will he find a way to make everyone happy, including himself? In this pitch-perfect ode to individualism, acclaimed author-illustrator Kenneth Kraegel creates a character readers of all ages can root for -- whatever color pants they wear.
About the Author
Kenneth Kraegel is the author-illustrator of the picture books The Song of Delphine and King Arthur's Very Great Grandson, which was a New York Times Notable Book and a Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.