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Red sled / Patricia Thomas ; illustrated by Chris L. Demarest.

Book Book (2008.)
Description: [32] p.: col. ill.; 25 cm.
Publisher: Honesdale, PA : Boyds Mills Press, 2008.
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  • ISBN: 9781590785591 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1590785592 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • Edition: 1st ed.
Summary: A boy and his father lift one another's spirits by going sledding on a winter's night.
Authors: Demarest, Chris L., (ill.).
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 September #1
    A dad, a lad, and a red sled are the just-right combination for a story-poem about a father-son nighttime sledding adventure. The minimal text is mostly comprised of two rhyming words per page that set the stage and describe the action: Sad lad. Sad dad. Fat hat. Knit mitt. Still hill. Far star. Snow aglow. The bright, loosely rendered watercolor illustrations embellish the spare text adding a few details here and there, for example, a rabbit witnessing the action and kittens sharing the cozy scene after the sledding adventure. In a short author's note, the reader is informed that this was inspired by an ancient form of writing called chiasmus that creates a mirror image with words flowing toward a center point and then reversing. The entire 70-word text of the story is then repeated on the page in a sort of concrete poem format to illustrate the connection. This romp can be enjoyed by the youngest listeners, beginning readers, and older children learning various forms of writing. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2008 August

    PreS-Gr 1— A father and son go sledding down a hill one snowy night in this charming picture book. The brief text consists of easy-to-read words in rhyming pairs ("Still hill./Far star./Snow aglow"). According to an author's note, the structure of the story-poem was inspired by an ancient writing pattern called chiasmus, "a format that creates a kind of mirror image." Bright watercolor pictures capture perfectly the downcast faces of the characters when they are stuck inside during a snowstorm ("Sad lad./Sad dad"), their expressions of happiness and excitement during their nocturnal adventure on the red sled ("Go! Go!/Whoa! Whoa!"), and their cozy contented smiles as they enjoy hot chocolate back home afterward ("Snug hug"). This is a great book for storytime and one-on-one sharing, and beginning readers will be able to follow the simple language presented in large black script.—Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT

    [Page 104]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Citation:

Thomas, Patricia. "Red sled." Honesdale, PA : Boyds Mills Press, 2008.

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