Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Children’s Book Review: Red Sled by Lita Judge (Review and Giveaway)


Closed.  And, the winner is LilypodsMommy.




In this almost wordless picture book, a host of woodland creatures take a child's sled for a nighttime joy ride. Their whimsical ride is gorgeously depicted in bold watercolor, complemented by humorous expressions and pitch-perfect sound effects. With a timeless tone and classic characters, RED SLED will become a wintertime favorite.


My Thoughts:



If you are fan of picture words, without words, then this book is for you.  Once you see this book and the beautiful watercolor and pencil illustrations, you will realize that you don't need words for the story.  The illustrations speak for themselves and really are appealing to the eye.  I enjoyed sharing this picture book with my daughter, as I talked about each animal depicted in the illustrations, all set in a wintery backdrop of snow.  Who knew four-legged animals loved to sled, too?!!! 

The author/illustrator, Lita Judge does an amazing job in pulling the reader in without the use of words.  We couldn't wait to turn the page, to see what amazing illustration was awaiting us.  And, each and every animal illustration did not disappoint. 

So, this winter when the snow is falling, and you come inside for the evening, make sure you put away your sled.  If not, who knows which four-legged friend will come out of the woods for an evening of fun with your sled. Smile 

This would make for a gift for your little one this holiday season.  They will love flipping through the pages of this picture, while sharing their own interpretation of the story.



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You can order the book from your local bookstore, or at IndieBound, at Amazon and at Barnes and Noble



The first person to email me and tell me a picture book they love to share with their little one will win a copy of Lita Judge’s, Red Sled, thanks to Lita.


About the Author:


Lita Judge combines her love of science, nature and art to write and illustrate children's books. Her newest book, Red Sled, was selected as an Amazon Best Book of the Month and was included on the Kirkus Reviews list of Best Children's Books of 2011. Her first book, One Thousand Tracings, was a Jane Addams Honor Book, an ALA Notable Children's Book and won the 2008 International Reading Association Children's Book Award. Other books include Pennies for Elephants, Yellowstone Moran, Strange Creatures and Born to be Giants. She lives in Peterborough, NH. For more information visit her web site at


Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book by the author in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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