Green Wilma Author:Tedd Arnold There's something decidedly odd about Wilma: at breakfast, her parents are startled by their offspring's request to "Pass the bugs"; later, she shocks her teacher by snagging a "tasty little fly" with her long pink tongue. Most noticeably, however, Wilma's skin has turned a deep, froggy green, a fact that her polka-dot T-shirt and beribboned blo... more »nd hair cannot conceal. In this strange and gleeful story, it's surprisingly easy being green -- the extraordinary heroine is the envy of her elementary-school class. Arnold's rhyming text is as buoyant as his leaf-colored, rubbery-limbed protagonist; his roly-poly, bug-eyed characters perfectly suit the story's quirky theme and manic action. Squiggly, threadlike lines -- suggestive of handmade paper -- cover every surface in the richly colored illustrations, subtly adding an unusual softness and depth.