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Le rouge, c'est bien mieux!

by (author) Kathy Stinson

illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis

Publisher
Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Feb 2012
Category
General
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9781443116725
    Publish Date
    Feb 2012
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780439940955
    Publish Date
    Apr 2007
    List Price
    $7.99

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  • Age: 0
  • Grade: p

Description

 

See below for English description.

La maman de Sophie ne comprend rien au rouge. Les mitaines rouges font de plus belles boules de neige, les bottes rouges font de plus grands pas et le jus est bien meilleur dans un gobelet rouge. Sans aucun doute, le rouge, c'est bien mieux!

L'histoire charmante de cette petite fille qui a une préférence obstinée pour la couleur rouge, a fait son chemin dans le coeur des lecteurs du monde entier depuis plus de 25 ans.

 

A modern classic that continues to prove no colour is finer. Young Sophie'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 colour preference has been charming readers for 25 years.

Original title: Red is Best

 

About the authors

Kathy Stinson is a familiar name in children’s literature. She wrote the award-winning Red is Best and Big or Little?—two of the first picture books for preschoolers in Canada. Both were a huge success and have since achieved international acclaim. Red is Best 25th Anniversary Edition was released in 2006 a newly illustrated Big or Little? was published in 2009. Kathy’s latest book, The Man with the Violin (2013), was greeted with rave reviews, including starred reviews in Kirkus and uill & uire. Illustrated by Duan Petricic, this beautifully evocative picture book tells the true story of world-renowned violinist, Joshua Bell, who conducted an experiment by anonymously playing his priceless violin in the Washington D.C. subway station. Kathy grew up in Toronto. “My love affair with books began as a child,” she says. “I remember regular visits to the library, getting stacks of books to read.” She still has a notebook of stories that she wrote when she was in grade four. She believes that reading a lot is the key to becoming a good writer. In the early 1970s Kathy attended university while teaching elementary school. In 1981, she took a course called “How to write and get published.” The titles she has published in the years since range from picture books to young adult novels, from historical fiction chapter books to short stories in the horror genre. 2008 sees the publication of her first brand-new picture book in sixteen years! Kathy enjoys visiting schools across Canada, and especially talking with fellow writers. In 1987 she traveled to England as part of an exchange of Canadian and British children’s authors. She has helped students across Canada pursue their own creative projects through the Writers in Electronic Residence program, and in many communities has conducted writing workshops for children and for adults. When she’s not busy writing or reading, Kathy is a self-proclaimed jigsaw puzzle addict. Her children now grown, she lives with her partner, editor Peter Carver, in a hamlet not far from Guelph, Ontario.

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Robin Baird Lewis est l'illustratrice de l'album Le rouge, c'est bien mieux!, un grand classique de la littérature jeunesse. Depuis plus de 30 ans, les oeuvres de Robin sont exposées dans les plus grandes galeries, font partie de collections publiques et privées dans le monde entier et remportent des prix prestigieux de design et d'illustration. Robin habite Guelph, en Ontario.

 

Robin Baird Lewis illustrations for the classic picture book Red is Best (Le rouge, c'est bien mieux!) have taken on iconic stature for the tens of thousands of people who read the book as a child, and are now reading it to their own children and grandchildren. For over 30 years, Robin has established a respectable body of work in art galleries, in public and private collections internationally, and in award-wining book illustration and design.

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