Red Is Best

Red Is Best

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
A little girl explains why she likes her red stockings, jacket, boots, mittens, pajamas, cup, and barrettes better than those of other colors.

Perseus Publishing
The little girl in this simple but exuberant story knows that red barrettes are best, because they make my hair laugh.”

Firefly Books Ltd

A modern classic that continues to prove no color is finer.

Young Kelly's mom doesn't understand about red. Sure, the brown mittens are warmer, but the red mitts make better snowballs. And the red boots aren't just for rain; they take bigger steps in any weather. And, yes, a red cup does make a difference... juice just doesn't taste as good in a green one. No doubt about it, red is best.

Kathy Stinson's classic tale of one toddler's obstinate color preference has been charming readers for 25 years. With over 275,000 copies in print,Red is Best has steadily marched its way to become a children's book classic. Now a new generation of readers can discover Stinson's insistent young heroine, aptly captured in the simple drawings of Robin Baird Lewis -- each one punctuated by the right dazzle of red.

With its plucky charm presented in a redesigned interior, and a special cover commemorating the book's 25th anniversary, the re-release ofRed is Best is sure to be a red-letter day.

A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of a classic picture book: Red is Best is the story of one toddler's obstinate color preference, an easily read aloud tale illustrated with simple child centered drawings and each page punctuated by red.

& Taylor

A little girl named Kelly explains why she likes her red stockings, red jacket, red boots, red mittens, red pajamas, red cup, and red barrettes better than those of other colors. Simultaneous.

Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2006
Edition: 25th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9781554510528
Branch Call Number: E STI JSC
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Robin Baird


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Dec 13, 2011

When I was little, this book was among my favourites! Stinson really captures what it is like to be a child who knows what they like.

OPLKids Oct 20, 2011

Red is best because it just is - and Mom doesn't understand. For parents who despair of convincing their children to vary their choices.

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