The Red Book
Author(s) & Illustrator(s): Barbara Lehman
Edition: Hardcover -- Plot Summary and Book Review
- "The Red Book" by Barbara Lehman is an imaginative wordless picture book. The 2005 Caldecott Honor award-winning book features simply drawn and clean-lined illustrations that tell a memorable tale. A girl finds a red book sticking out of snow while walking on a city street. Later on at school, she opens her book and finds a map of islands and a boy walking on a sandy beach. The boy spies a red book just like hers. When he opens it, he sees a city and a girl reading the red book. The girl buys a bunch of balloons, flies across oceans and lands inside the red book where the boy happily greets his new friend. This story without words appeals to children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade.