Red Wagon

Board Book | May 16, 2013

byRenata LiwskaIllustratorRenata Liwska

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A simple story about complex imaginations, now in board book!

All Lucy wants to do is play with her brand-new, bright red wagon. But her mother has other plans for her-and the wagon. Lucy must go to the market and buy vegetables for dinner. Lucy doesn't want to do chores! But she sets off for the market nonetheless, hauling her red wagon with her. Before long, her ordinary trip becomes a high-seas adventure, a ride through outer space, and a day at the circus. As long as she has her red wagon, not even chores can get in the way of Lucy's fun.

Renata Liwska's vibrant art takes center stage in this imaginative book for the youngest of readers, just the way it  did in her award-winning, New York Times bestselling titles The Quiet Book and The Loud Book!, both written by Deborah Underwood.

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A simple story about complex imaginations, now in board book!All Lucy wants to do is play with her brand-new, bright red wagon. But her mother has other plans for her-and the wagon. Lucy must go to the market and buy vegetables for dinner. Lucy doesn't want to do chores! But she sets off for the market nonetheless, hauling her red wago...

Renata Liwska grew up in Warsaw, Poland and now lives in Calgary, Canada. She is the illustrator of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book!, both written by Deborah Underwood, and both New York Times bestsellers. For The Quiet Book, Renata Liwska was awared the 20110 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal and was named a 2010 Governer General's ...

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Format:Board BookDimensions:32 pages, 6.04 × 6.04 × 0.69 inPublished:May 16, 2013Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399162399

ISBN - 13:9780399162398

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious. Lucy has a new wagon. Before she can play with it her mother asks her to go to the market for veggies for dinner. Lucy doesn't want to but she and her friends go anyway. Along the way, with just a little imagination, ordinary events turn into magic adventures. Children learn that a simple wagon can turn into many useful things, and that helping your family by doing chores is a good thing to do.
Date published: 2013-08-10

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Editorial Reviews

"This title owes its delight to the well-balanced, deadpan disparity between the spare, straightforward text and the increasingly wild scenarios depicted in the digitally colored pencil illustrations. According to the words, the animals climb a hill, weather some rain, load up at the market, regroup after hitting a rock, and return home. The pictures, however, show a different story: along the way, the red wagon transforms from pirate ship to covered wagon to circus caravan to train to rocket ship to truck in detailed scenes children will want to revisit. Preschoolers will recognize the reality-blurring borders of their own made-up worlds; children on the cusp of independent reading will enjoy following the simple, bold-type sentences; and both audiences will hope for future adventures from Lucy and her friends. —Booklist, starred review"Liwska renders the illustrations in soft-hued pencil and digital coloring, similar in style to those she created for Deborah Underwood's The Quiet Book. Adding to the quality of this gentle yet adventurous tale is the way the illustrations provide an imaginative alternative visual narrative that enhances the straightforward text. An enjoyable story to read with creative little critters just like Lucy."  —Horn Book Reviews