Sunday, July 20, 2008

Red is Best

Red is Best is a delightful story of Kelly's decided preference for red, as well as her three year old clarity, that precision, that sharpness with which innocence views the world.

Kelly's mom does not understand about red, but it is pretty clear in Kelly's mind that red boots take bigger steps and that juice tastes better in a red cup.

There is the right amount of repetiton and the vocabulary is controlled. The illustration is superb. Not a lot of clutter, in fact there is no background in the pictures, just cute, got her mind made up Kelly sporting her different red things.

Kathy Stinson did a great job penning this 25 year old children's classic, and Robin Baird Lewis did justice to it with her crayons and things.

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