Red Sled

by Lita Judge

“Scrinch scrunch scrinch scrunch scrinch scrunch.” The spare narrative... read more

“Scrinch scrunch scrinch scrunch scrinch scrunch.” The spare narrative of this delightful picture book is composed entirely of sounds. The story unfolds through author/illustrator Lita Judge’s bold, whimsical pencil and watercolor illustrations, which open with a boy crossing a snowy expanse toward a cozy-looking home. He leaves his red sled propped against the house when he goes inside. A big brown bear can’t resist the sled’s appeal and borrows it for a moonlit outing. But other animals can’t resist either, and eventually the bear, a moose, a rabbit, a possum, two raccoons, a porcupine, and a mouse plummet down the snowy hills—one big pile of fun on the small red sled (“Wheeeeeeeeee”)! (Ages 2–4)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012

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