The Red Book: Barbara Lehman

The Red Book

  • Author/Illustrator: Barbara Lehman

  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

  • Publication Year: 2004

  • Brief Summary: In this wordless book about a magical red book, friendship develops when one child picks it up and peeks inside.

  • Awards (if any):

Awards, Honors, and Prizes:

Best Books:

State and Provincial Reading List:

  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

    • Introduce the concept of wordless picture books.  Why do you think the author choose to not include any words?  Read other wordless books, such as Tuesday or Flotsam.  How is this wordless book different/similar?

    • Have children tell the story based on looking at the pictures. Older students can write out their own version and share with the class.  Discuss how each story is different.

    • If you can enter any book, which book would you want to go into?  Why?

  • Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

    • Text-to-self connections

    • Read to write

  • Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.: N/A

  • Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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