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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 by Barbara Lehman (2004)



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This book is truly amazing in the sense that it does not need to be “read” to read it. The book can be read by all despite language barriers. The pictures tell the story to the reader. This is a wordless book that tells the story of a journey of a magical red book that is found initially by a little girl that connects her to someone else. The Red Book is a book about friendship, imagination and exploration. ( )
  TiffanyA | Jan 19, 2016 |
The Red Book is a wordless picture book for people of all ages. In the story, a young girl discovers a book in the snow. The girl then begins reading the book introducing her to a part of the world that is much different than where she lives. As she continues reading, she sees a boy on an island who discovers the same red book. The young girl then goes on a journey to find her new friend, and they are brought together. The story ends with the book being discovered by a new person, which will lead him to an adventure just as it did for the boy and girl.This story shows that reading books can take the readers away from the real world and lead people to discover new places and cultures. This book engages the readers by having them put the story together and see how the characters are feeling by reading their facial expressions. Considering there were no words, I was expecting this book to not be enjoyable. After reading it, I am amazed with how Barbara Lehman used only pictures and still created a meaningful story that took the readers on a journey with the characters. ( )
  hjaber | Jan 18, 2016 |
In this wordless picture book, you are forced to use your imagination and allow the story to unravel. The brilliant illustrations pull you in and it’s as if you are on the same journey as the main character, herself. Traveling from one land to another, the book delivers a powerful message about reading and identifies with multicultural friendships. In the end, it is up to your wild imagination to find pleasure in this wonderful children's book. ( )
  srmorgan | Jan 15, 2016 |
A young girl in a city finds a book in the snow. When she opens the book, she discovers it is full of maps. A boy on an island discovers a book and sees a girl in a city. The boy is intrigued by this and wishes he had a friend with him on the island. The girl discovers she can travel to different lands and makes a new friend in the boy on the island. This wordless book is a story about friendship and has a theme of a love of reading. ( )
  mwinningkoff | Jan 14, 2016 |
While walking to school, a young girl finds a red book in the snow. The book is filled with many maps. When she looks into the book she notices a boy on an island. The boy on the island also looks into the book and sees the city that the girl is in. The girl befriends the boy and soon discovers that she can travel within the book. Their friendship unfolds throughout this wordless book. Illustrations challenge the readers to determine the story by looking at the character's facial expressions, and details at the end of the book reintroduce the details that readers might have missed in the beginning. Readers looking for a book about cross-cultural friendship and the power of a book will be pleased with Lehman's choice of using just illustrations. ( )
  afrught | Jan 14, 2016 |
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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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