This book is about a book. A magical red book without any words. When you turn the pages you'll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story.
The Red Book, which won a Caldecott Honor for its illustrations of rare detail and surprise, crosses oceans and continents to deliver one girl into a new world of possibility, where a friend she's never met is waiting. And as with the best of books, at the conclusion of the story, the journey is not over.
"The effect is of peering through portals, an experience shared by the characters as they independently stumble across enchanted red books that provide them with a videophone-like connection....The message about the transporting power of story will moisten the eyes of many adult readers, but children will most appreciate the thought-provoking visuals, in which characters' actions influence the course of their own storybook narratives - likewise affecting the larger "red book," cleverly packaged to mimic the shape and color of its fictional counterpart." -- Jennifer Mattson, Booklist
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Sep 27, 2004|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|
|Award Winners||Caldecott Honor|