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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 by Barbara Lehman
This text less picture book tells the story of a girl and a boy who build a long distant relationship through a red book. The book allows them to see each other and what is going on in each other’s life. This book allows the reader to use their imagination and create a story of their own.

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This books illustrations are very detailed which makes it easier to narrate the story. I think the story is a great opportunity to have an in depth classroom discussion and get your student more active in discussion.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1) Have the class work in groups to discuss what they think the illustrations mean. Let each group write a story for the illustrations and let them share their creations with the class.
2) Have each student write a pen-pal from another school or class but only by exchanging pictures of their daily in class routines. ( )
  Skylerdabney | Feb 11, 2014 |
The Red Book captures the transportive power of literature and imagination in an eloquently minimal style: so minimal that it doesn't use words. At first glance it seems like a traditional picture book with its thick lines, simple shapes, and watercolor illustrations, but the content is actually much more post-modern. Little details such as the grid motif noticed in the windows, the map grid, and the square, graphic layout of the pages underline how smart and playful this little book is. I find it to be a delightfully accessible introduction to metafiction for both young and old readers. It is easy to see why it was awarded the Caldecott Honor. ( )
  KellyAnnGraff | Feb 10, 2014 |
The "Red Book," ia a fantsy for all age. The book is simple made with no words only picturers, yet so complex because it is such a magnificant story. Its a great book to stimulate prediction skills, interaction, and using context clues, because the pictures are the only way to tell the story. Anothe rgreat part of the book is that each person will interpert their own story through the picture. I got that the story was about a little girl who finds a book of maps walking to school one mornign. The book allows her to look into another world to see whats going on on the islad on the map. She decides she wants to meet the other character who is in the pages of the books so she spots a balloon salesman and gets an idea. The girl buys up all the ballons and flys off and unites with her friend. The story hold the theme of no matter how far away you seem to be with someone they are still there with you. ( )
  Jordanlaine | Jan 16, 2014 |
This book is a great picture book for children! It has a really neat background that keeps you entertained even as an adult. It is great to show kids how friends can be friends even while miles apart! I loved it and would recommend reading it everyone. ( )
  CMJohnson | Jan 16, 2014 |
I enjoyed the original storyline of this book. Teaching kids to be proud of themselves despite their differences is something that is not impressed enough. This book gives us an incredible story about bringing kids together and finding friends that last through the ages. It pulls at the heart strings and I think there is something in this book that everyone, at any age, can relate to. ( )
  breksarah | Jan 16, 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.

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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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