for Red Red Red by Valeri Gorbachev
Turtle is in a hurry. “I’m off to see something red red red.” Everyone he encounters wonders what it could be. Mrs. Raccoon’s red roses? Fox’s red roof? Captain Dog’s red ship? Each animal’s guess is wrong, and as curiosity grows so, too, does the parade of citizens following Turtle to his unknown destination. Young children will be delighted by the growing suspense in author/illustrator Valeri Gorbachev’s simple, satisyfying story. What is Turtle rushing to see? They’ll also be eager to shout out everything red that is revealed with the turn of each page. And like Turtle and his followers, they’ll delight in the resolution when Turtle’s journey comes to an end on a hill overlooking a glorious sunset. Red, red, red indeed. (Ages 3–6)
CCBC Choices 2008. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008. Used with permission.
Turtle is in a big hurry. And that's hard for turtles to do. But he's off to see something red and he can't be late. But is it red like Rabbit's roses? Or Goat's socks? Or Fox's roof? All the neighbors want to know, so off they go in a long parade to follow Turtle. But when he finally stops, there's nothing red in sight. Until all at once they see red, red, red.Yet another trip into the inviting world of Valeri Gorbachev awaits young readers in this charming story. As the anticipation builds, so does the fun. And readers will be tickled-red-by the warm, rosy ending.
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