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Red is Best

by (author) Kathy Stinson

illustrated by Robin Lewis

Publisher
Annick Press
Initial publish date
Mar 1988
Category
General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554510528
    Publish Date
    Sep 2006
    List Price
    $19.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554510511
    Publish Date
    Sep 2006
    List Price
    $7.95
  • Board book

    ISBN
    9781554513642
    Publish Date
    Sep 2011
    List Price
    $7.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781773211244
    Publish Date
    May 2018
    List Price
    $5.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780920236246
    Publish Date
    Mar 1988
    List Price
    $15.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780920236260
    Publish Date
    Mar 1988
    List Price
    $5.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 2 to 4
  • Grade: p to 12
  • Reading age: 2 to 4

Description

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.

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.

 

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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Editorial Reviews

The anniversary edition of Red Is Best promises to bring this classic story -- accented with adorable illustrations by Robin Baird Lewis -- to a new generation.

Grand Rapids Family

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