Red Sledge by Lita Judge

Red Sledge

Written by Lita Judge

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A wordless picture book – only the sounds of the sledge and its riders on the snow are spelt out - and set in a deeply snowy landscape, this is beautifully warm hearted story for a wintery night. When a child leaves his much loved sledge outside the back door for the night he has no idea of the adventures it will have while he sleeps! Only the footprints in the snow give the game away. Soon, he is joining in too! Simple illustrations tell this story perfectly.


Red Sledge by Lita Judge

In this almost wordless picture book, a host of woodland creatures take a child's sledge for a night time joy ride. Their whimsical ride is gorgeously depicted in bold watercolour, complemented by humorous expressions and pitch-perfect sound effects.


The book begs to be read aloud and offers wonderful opportunities for audience participation. This delightful flight of fancy conveys the true excitement of sledding with the imagined fun of befriending wildlife. A gem. School Library Journal, Starred Review

Judge creates a story that's both cuddly and smartly paced Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

About the Author

Lita Judge was born in Alaska and spent much of her childhood in the north woods of Wisconsin and other wintery places. She is the award-winning author and illustrator of several children's books, including One Thousand Tracings and Pennies for Elephants. She now lives with her husband in New Hampshire, USA.

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40 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

7th November 2013




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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