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The Red Book (Caldecott Honor Book) (original 2004; edition 2004)

by Barbara Lehman

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Title:The Red Book (Caldecott Honor Book)
Authors:Barbara Lehman
Info:Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (2004), Edition: None, Hardcover, 32 pages
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The Red Book is an adorable book that captivates the readers attention with a series of pictures. With all the great pictures Barbara Lehman is able to tell the story of two kids that happen to find a mysterious red book in their daily paths. One child finds the book on the beach, while the other child finds it on the her way to school in the city. They each see pictures of the place where the other child is from. The kids are able to form a friendship just by seeing each other smile. This is a great example of how people can form friendships through books. ( )
  K_Rodriguez | Sep 27, 2014 |
The book is about children having an imagination and letting their imagnatiion take them around the word. With the book being wordless gives the students reading it a chance to tell their views of the story giving them an imagnation. ( )
  jforrest21 | Sep 22, 2014 |
The Red Book is one of the most interesting picture books I have read. First of all, there are no words so the reader has to use the illustrations and the imagination to come up with the story. The book is about a boy and a girl who become friends by being able to see each other through a map in the book. I thought it was very interesting that there is not a dialogue between the kids but somehow they are able to communicate. To me, this serves as a good example of how children are very open to friendship no matter race, culture or even language. ( )
  cvarela | Sep 6, 2014 |
Lehman brings young readers into the world of another young reader by using only pictures throughout The Red Book. This story has readers follow a little girl on her way to school. She comes across a red object sticking out of the snow; It's a book. As the girl looks through the red book, she notices that there is a little boy in the book also looking at a red book. The two children realize that they are looking at each other. They find friendship through this book, and the little girl sets off to find the little boy by watching him in the book. As the girl flies off with a bundle of balloons, she drops the book. The boy becomes sad by the thought of not seeing his friend anymore. She leaves the book behind and finds her friend, the little boy, without it. Another little boy finds the red book that was dropped. He too will find out what the book holds inside, and will make adventures of his own. ( )
  kwolinski | Sep 4, 2014 |
This is a book filled with only pictures, no words. In this story a young girl finds a red book in the snow, she then opens the book and finds a map of an island where a young boy is. The boy also finds a book in the sand on the island and is then able to see the girl as well. The girl travels to the boy on the island where they meet and become friends, but, in doing this the girl drops her book. The girls book is found by a different boy once she drops it. Lehman shows this charming story through multiple frames in which she zooms in on both the girl and the boy. The reader is able to see the story through the girls view, as well as the boys.This book may be simple but it teaches children about true friendship. ( )
  SMLawrence | Sep 1, 2014 |
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This book is about a book. A magical red book without any words. When you turn the pages you’ll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story.Winning a Caldecott Honor for its illustrations of rare detail and surprise, The Red Book crosses oceans and continents to deliver one girl into a new world of possibility, where a friend she’s never met is waiting. And as with the best of books, at the conclusion of the story, the journey is not over.

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A book about a book, a magical red book, without any words, and the friendship that develops around it.

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