Green Pants (Hardcover)

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By Kenneth Kraegel, Kenneth Kraegel (Illustrator)
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Jameson is an adventurous kid who loves to dance, especially in his green pants. In his green pants he can conquer the world and absolutely nothing can stop him! When Jameson is asked to be in his cousin's wedding he is over the moon, until he realizes he has to wear black pants. This encouraging story is a wonderful reminder to not let our fears hold us back and to embrace new and exciting adventures. 

— From Teasha


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763688400
ISBN-10: 0763688401
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: March 21st, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English