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The Red Book by Barbara Lehman

The Red Book (original 2004; edition 2005)

by Barbara Lehman

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Title:The Red Book
Authors:Barbara Lehman
Info:Scholastic (2005), Hardcover, 36 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Easy, K-3, Books, Reading, Friendship

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The Red Book by Barbara Lehman (2004)



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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 |
The Red Book can encourage non-readers, like myself, to find an interest in books. Even though there are no words in this book it has somewhat opened my eyes to the connection that is present in reading. This books has created imagination that shows a blossoming friendship through simply picking up a book. This book can be inspirational to many children and adults. ( )
  Raquelb | Aug 28, 2014 |
The Red Book, had its own twist. Two people who became friends were both reading a book about meeting one another. What's interesting about the book is figuring out how these two kids met and how the author use different pictures to explain that to the audience. I think the meaning of the book was that people can meet through books or connect with each other through them. ( )
  TaylorRankins | Aug 25, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618428585, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:50:36 -0400)

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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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