Saturday, August 21, 2010

read Red?

Barbara Lehman's The Red Book, a 2004 Caldecott Honor book, is a shining star in the wordless picture book genre. This simple unassuming cover houses a huge adventure waiting to be put into words by any child daring enough to follow the journey inside this magical world.

A little girl finds a similar red book tucked into a snow bank as she walks to school one day. As she loses herself into the book's adventure, she find herself on an adventure of her own.

Brilliantly illustrated in a simple style, this book will delight your child many times over. Peering through the portal of this red book will lead the reader to wonder what adventures waiting under the cover of their other books.

They may even start checking snow piles and sand dunes for a Red Book of their own.