The collage-style illustrations found in Britta Johanna’s newest book are sure to captivate any reader from the very first page. Its whimsical words take you from one page to the next in search of a young girl’s doppelgänger. That One Green Tile takes us on a curious trek around the world only to discover, in the end, we are all one of a kind.
In this rhyming, melodic story, a mother tells her little girl that somewhere in the world lives another little girl who looks just like her. This propels her daughter into a journey of the imagination, where she visits locales from Spain to Japan, visualizing this other person in her familiar surroundings.
On this journey we can’t help but imagine someone who looks just like us living a life just like ours—playing as we do or gazing up at the same moon each and every night. While this look-alike may share our face, we begin to wonder if they also share the same dreams or wish for the same things. What we come to realize is, despite all that we have in common, each person is special. There is only one you.
About the Author
Britta Johanna is an American author and illustrator who holds degrees in Art, Education, as well as a Master’s degree in Museums and Galleries. She served more than ten years as a children’s educator and has also shown her artwork all over the U.S. Britta draws inspiration from her growing family and is passionate about traveling in order to discover new landscapes and interesting people.
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That One Green Tile — At Travelnitch, we create opportunities for shared learning, so parents and children can explore the world together.
We deliver new and exciting experiences to encourage dialogue and provoke curiosity. For that reason, we have three primary goals: – Strengthen the bond between parent and child through a shared love of travel. – Forge a more meaningful connection between kids and the world around them. – Promote creative learning to inspire a lifelong passion for exploration.
That One Green Tile
Travel plays such an important role in our lives. It has the ability to change us for the better. It’s an experiential education that teaches us how to feel, think, act, and react in positive ways. Travel fosters creativity, builds confidence, and teaches us all to be more tolerant. My own kids benefit from travel every time we hit the open road. No amount of money can buy those life lessons.