maybe slightly lighter green than in the photo? (just how the photo turned out) but would be a great 'man gift' or scout fundraising idea. The buckle is a tad difficult so wouldn't recommend for anyone who would find it particularly tricky- e.g. if they have arthritis. but looks smart.
Would recommend the 'TOM GATES' series for reluctant readers and for fans of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'. Great for boys and girls. general reading age would say about age 8-12 though they do sometimes put them in the teenage section in the library so my sister has read them and she enjoyed them so much I have ended up buying them all. They have lots of illustrations in so easy to read and something else to look at as well as just reading the book.