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Red Is Best

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Delightful, sweet story celebrates independence.

Book Kathy Stinson Board 2011
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RED IS BEST is a Canadian classic, and this 25th-year reissue and board-book edition is proof of its staying power. Here's a simple tale about toddler whims any parent has surely faced -- the insistence on this cup, that pencil, this blanket, that toy. But instead of treating such preferences as an annoyance, Red Is Best, with its pitch-perfect toddler voice and delicately expressive pen, ink, and paint illustrations, celebrates them as a critical part of individuality and autonomy in a toddler's need to assert herself. It may not always make sense to parents, but this book shows both points of view as equally valid, something any red-loving toddler and warm-coat-insisting mother will relate to.

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