Red Sled by Lita Judge

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In this almost wordless picture book, a host of woodland creatures take a child's sled for a nighttime joy ride. Their whimsical ride is gorgeously depicted in bold watercolor, complemented by humorous expressions and pitch-perfect sound effects. With a timeless tone and classic characters, RED SLED will become a wintertime favorite.

About Lita Judge

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Lita Judge was born in Alaska and spent much of her childhood in the north woods of Wisconsin and other wintry places. Lita is the award-winning author and illustrator of several children’s books, including Red Hat, Red Sled, One Thousand Tracings, and Pennies for Elephants. She lives with her husband in New Hampshire, and you can visit her online at
Published November 1, 2011 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The entirety is wordless but for the carefully chosen onomatopoeic words that perfectly capture the sounds and bring the adventure to life: the "scrinch scrunch" of footsteps in new snow, the "sssssffft" of the sled on its run and the “whoa” of the animals as they enjoy the ride.

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With a few well-chosen sound effects, a cozy winter landscape, and a group of enthusiastic, four-legged sledders, Judge (Strange Creatures: The Story of Walter Rothschild and His Museum) creates a story that’s both cuddly and smartly paced.

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The cover of author/illustrator Lita Judge’s latest picture book Red Sled gives a clear hint as to the mischievousness within its pages: A young boy, so layered in warm winter clothes that he looks like he might topple at any moment, turns to see an impish-looking bear and his rabbit sidekick wal...

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Common Sense Media

After the overloaded sled crashes and dumps all the animals out onto the snow, the bear politely returns the sled.

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Nashville Public Library

After a day of playing in the snow, a child props the red sled outside a cabin door.

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