Title: 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!
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