Ken Setterington, author, storyteller, Children and Youth Advocate
School Library Journal
This book is brilliantly written from a kid’s point of view (i.e. “juice tastes better in the red cup”), so all kids will enjoy it. I thought it was a nice touch that Kelly’s mom lost patience about having everything red. That is SO true!
And just for the record, my red sweater keeps me warmer, my red mitts make better snowballs, my red shoes make my feet dance, my red socks make my toes wiggle…..
Matt Allec on Chapters.Indigo.ca
Such a cute book! This is a tiny little book that you can fit in your pocket or purse. The story is super cute and my four year old daughter really likes it. It makes a really nice stocking stuffer or small gift tucked inside a Christmas card.
T. Wright on Amazon.ca
This Canadian classic, new in board book, gets to the heart of a preschooler’s joyous self-assertion. Succinct, poetic and convincing.
Deirdre Baker at The Toronto Star
Available in picture book or board book form, this simple story celebrates the childlike love of a favorite color. The illustrations are clean and pop out from the white background. Pale blues and greens are used sparingly, setting the stage for the vibrant red to shine in the spotlight. The text is written from Kelly’s perspective and includes the repetitive phrase, “I like my red ____ the best”
So, red is my favorite color, which makes this book a particular favorite. This charming little girl just loves red, but her mom plum does not get it…
Lewis’ fantastic, minimal illustrations zoom us up close to the star of the show and zing the red in all the right places. The little girl’s sturdy shape reminds me a bit of Ezra Jack Keats’ work. This book holds celebrated status in our household.
This timeless tale of one child’s stubborn preference for the color red has been marching its way into the hearts of readers around the world for almost 30 years. Now available as a toddler-friendly board book, RED IS BEST is sure to continue charming a whole new generation of readers.
Funny enough Michael knew what this book was about even before we opened it up to read it. It opened a great discussion we had about favorite colors and favorite things.
Cindy’s Love of Books
… a classic, timeless and fantastic children’s book …
Pickle Me This, September 24, 2015