Red is Best
Illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis
Published by Annick Press
A child insists that red is the best colour — for everything.
A classic now available as a board book.
Pre-school to grade 1
Choices, colours, family, feelings, early reading
For teachers --
On separate sheets of bristol board, write 'Red Is Best', 'Yellow Is Best', etc, with an appropriately coloured marker or crayon (of course!) Have students collect pictures and glue-able objects to stick to each one. Then have students vote for their own 'best' colour and make a graph (or different kinds of graphs) to show the results.
For kids --
On a sheet of bristol board, write 'Red Is Best', 'Yellow Is Best' - or whatever colour you like best - with a marker or crayon of that colour. Collect pictures and glue-able objects to stick to it.
Read where you can see Kathy’s first draft and Robin’s first sketches for this book.
Read a very different story about the colour red.
Read what song Kathy and the girl who inspired Red Is Best sang together taking down the Christmas tree one year.
Read about a Red Is Best related conversation overheard in Germany.
Winner of Toronto Chapter IODE Award
Also available in French, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, German, Danish and PrintBraille.