The Red Book by Barbara Lehman (Ages 3-6) Full review
|The Red Book by Barbara Lehman|
Children's authors are advised to leave some open questions in the text, so that part of the narrative can be conveyed through the pictures. In The Red Book, illustrator, Barbara Lehman, goes one better, by dispensing with words altogether and telling an entire story through pictures.
And what a story it is! I was instantly drawn (pardon the pun) to the striking jacket design, just as the young heroine of the story is drawn (ouch!) to a glinting red volume half buried in a snow bank on a busy urban street. She opens the book to discover a sequence of illustrations depicting a solitary boy walking along a tropical beach towards . . . a red book, half buried in the sand. Click here for the full review of The Red Book.