Red is Best

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Red is Best

by Kathy Stinson
Illustrator Robin Lewis

Annick Press | June 2, 2011 | Board Book

Red is Best is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 4.

The modern classic that proves no color is finer, now available as a board book.

This timeless tale of one child''s stubborn preference for the color red has been marching its way into the hearts of readers around the world for almost 30 years. Now available as a toddler-friendly board book, Red Is Best is sure to continue charming a whole new generation of readers. The text has been adapted for the board book audience.

"Red is Best gets it right. This is a true children''s classic."
-- Ken Setterington, author, storyteller, former Children and Youth Advocate for the Toronto Public Library

"Delightful."
-- School library Journal

Format: Board Book

Dimensions: 26 pages, 6 × 6 × 0.62 in

Published: June 2, 2011

Publisher: Annick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554513642

ISBN - 13: 9781554513642

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from For everyone who's Mom has never quite understood them! This book is brilliantly written from a kid's point of view (i.e. "juice tastes better in the red cup"), so all kids will enjoy it. I thought it was a nice touch that Kelly's mom lost patience about having everything red. That is SO true! And just for the record, my red sweater keeps me warmer, my red mitts make better snowballs, my red shoes make my feet dance, my red socks make my toes wiggle.....
Date published: 2010-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The trick is, growing old, without growing up! I really enjoyed the book Red is Best. Re-reading it after many years (for a project) I've come to realise that it speaks a universal truth. That everyone has that one thing they hold on to and it doesn't matter if nobody understands it's special to them and that's all that counts (My red barrettes make my hair laugh - Kathy Stinson). I highly recommend picking this book up, it will be as much fun for you as for the child/children you are reading it too. - I also still have that cereal bowl, that my cereal doesn't get soggy in and that blanket that keeps me warmer than any other.
Date published: 2003-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Today's Parent Red Is Best , by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis, Annick, 1983. This is one of those books that is earmarked as a classic the moment it appears. Everything about it seems just right for a toddler - the length, the tone, the simple but evocative illustrations, and above all the way Stinson seems to get right inside a toddler's passion and understand what the mother in the story doesn't - specifically that "my red boots take bigger steps" and "red paint puts singing in my head."
Date published: 2001-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Red is Best IS best. I'm sixteen years old and this is still one of my favourite books of all time. Because, really, you CAN make better snowballs wearing your red mittens. We all know it.
Date published: 2000-12-13

– More About This Product –

Red is Best

by Kathy Stinson
Illustrator Robin Lewis

Format: Board Book

Dimensions: 26 pages, 6 × 6 × 0.62 in

Published: June 2, 2011

Publisher: Annick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554513642

ISBN - 13: 9781554513642

From the Publisher

The modern classic that proves no color is finer, now available as a board book.

This timeless tale of one child''s stubborn preference for the color red has been marching its way into the hearts of readers around the world for almost 30 years. Now available as a toddler-friendly board book, Red Is Best is sure to continue charming a whole new generation of readers. The text has been adapted for the board book audience.

"Red is Best gets it right. This is a true children''s classic."
-- Ken Setterington, author, storyteller, former Children and Youth Advocate for the Toronto Public Library

"Delightful."
-- School library Journal

About the Author

Kathy Stinson is the author of over 25 books for young people. She lives near Guelph, Ontario.

Robin Baird Lewis''s background in the arts includes drawing and painting, graphic design, print making and book illustration. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.

Kathy Stinson; illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis

Editorial Reviews

[Review of earlier edition:] No. 1, Top 32 Books You Should Read Before You Grow Up