The Red Book

Author: Barbara Lehman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 2004
Awards: Caldecott Honor Book
Genre: Wordless picture book
Audience: Gr. Pre-K+

Overview: I thought this wordless picture book was a really nice allegory for books in general. In it, a girl finds a red book — just like the one the reader is holding — on her way to school. Its pictures show a boy on a beach finding another red book, and this one shows the girl at school. They see each other. They wave. And I'm not going to tell you what happens next.

Reviewer's Name: Preety Sidhu