red sled – Perfect Picture Book Friday

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red sledTitle: red sled

Written and illustrated by: Lita Judge

Published by: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011

Themes/Topics: sledding, animals, onomatopoeia

Suitable for ages: 3-5

Fiction, 32 pages


Scrinch, scrunch, scrinch, scrunch, scrinch, scrunch


Almost wordless book of the nighttime animal shenanigans when a bear discovers a red sled leaning against a snowy cabin. Well, what would you do? Indeed, he gathers his friends for some moonlight sledding. At the end the little boy who left his sled outside overnight, on seeing the bear prints in the snow, most certainly leaves his sled out again that night and waits to see who might come by.

Why I like This Book:

As snow come our way in the northern hemisphere, this is a warmhearted, magical winter tale, which can be enjoyed by even the very young, The night snow scenes and animal glee (moose, bear, rabbit, raccoon, opossum, rat…) are full of woodland winter charm.


  • A perfect mentor text for onomatopoeia!


Each week a group of bloggers reviews picture books we feel would make great educational reads. To help teachers, caregivers and parents, we have included resources and activities with each of our reviews. A complete list of the thousands of books we have reviewed can be found here on Susanna Leonard Hill’s website.

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5 Responses to red sled – Perfect Picture Book Friday

  1. What a delightful Christmas and winter pick. Great cover. I would buy this for its illustrations alone. I’m going to have to look at this one. Remember your review. Enjoyed the video too! Glad a few of us posted reviews just before Christmas. There are a lot of great holiday books to share this year.

  2. I’m sold just by the art but the story sounds lovely and like a must-read!

    Have a lovely holiday break, Joanna!

  3. Keila says:

    Love the first line! And for that reason, I’ll read it!

  4. Perfect book to put you in a northern state of mind!

  5. Rhythm says:

    This does look like the Perfect book for some winter fun! Thanks!

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