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In Red Is Best, Kathy Stinson takes a simple idea--the clash between the imaginative world of the toddler and the commonsensical world of parents--and develops it with humour and feeling. The enduring popularity of this understated picture book (first published in 1982) is no doubt due to its avoidance of the saccharine language and contrived story lines of so many picture books for this age group. But it also lies in Stinson's understanding of the toddler mind and in illustrator Robin Baird Lewis's lighthearted depiction of the feisty Kelly (who could be a younger sister of that famous 1950s picture-book heroine Eloise). The conclusion to Red Is Best distils toddler logic perfectly. "I like red," Kelly says, "because red is best." (Ages 2 to 4) --Lisa Alward --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I love this book, but didn't expect it to be a little mini book. Great for the purse but I wish amazon had let me know this was the case somewhere obvious in the listing!Published 1 month ago by Rachel Vorstermans
the price is well worth it. Its really small and fits in a childs palm.Published 3 months ago by christina slade
I was very disappointed to find out it was only a 3" by 3" book. I was thinking it was bigger. Nothing is said about the size of it when you purchase it.Published 3 months ago by Chris Cote
This book is literally the size of your palm. Yes, i know. I should have looked at the description better, my bad. The story itself is cute. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shopper 89734