Red by Jan De Kinder
  

Synopsis

Red by Jan De Kinder

In this poignant story, a girl finds it funny when her classmate starts blushing on the school playground. Her friends laugh along with her, but one student takes the teasing too far. Torn between her sympathy for her classmate and her fear of the bully, the girl must make a difficult choice. This heartfelt book will inspire readers to find the courage to take a stance against bullying and show compassion towards others.

Reviews

Booklist (STARRED review) From the proliferation of red throughout this book, we know visually it has strong emotional content, and the cover, with a dispirited boy being gawked at by others, adds to its impact. . . . While the text is sparse (and in red), as the teasing builds to a crescendo, the distinctive pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylic, and collage art dramatically shows events spin out of control. . . . [A] thoughtful, accessible story. Publishers Weekly A useful opening into discussions about taking a stand when others do wrong. Kirkus Reviews The beguiling artwork and pulsing heart at the story's center provide much food-for-thought -- not to mention an opportunity for children to put themselves into the shoes of the bystander of a cruel act, which surely happens on playgrounds more than adults would care to admit. Thoughtful and beautifully illustrated, it's definitely one to look for. Jen Robinson's Book Page

USBBY 2015 Outstanding International BookNotable Books for a Global Society 2016CCBCChoices 2016Booklist (STARRED review) -From the proliferation of red throughout this book, we know visually it has strong emotional content, and the cover, with a dispirited boy being gawked at by others, adds to its impact. . . . While the text is sparse (and in red), as the teasing builds to a crescendo, the distinctive pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylic, and collage art dramatically shows events spin out of control. . . . [A] thoughtful, accessible story.- Publishers Weekly -A useful opening into discussions about taking a stand when others do wrong.- Kirkus Reviews -The beguiling artwork and pulsing heart at the story's center provide much food-for-thought -- not to mention an opportunity for children to put themselves into the shoes of the bystander of a cruel act, which surely happens on playgrounds more than adults would care to admit. Thoughtful and beautifully illustrated, it's definitely one to look for.- Children's Illustration (blog) -An elegant story about the bravery of everyday life on the playground.- Jen Robinson's Book Page -Red will be validating for young readers in early elementary school. It would make a fine classroom read aloud. . . . De Kinder's illustrations are simply gorgeous.-Children's Literature -This story brings all-too-familiar situations to young readers and opens spaces for important conversations.- USBBY 2015Outstanding International BookNotable Books for a Global Society 2016CCBCChoices 2016 Booklist (STARRED review) From the proliferation of red throughout this book, we know visually it has strong emotional content, and the cover, with a dispirited boy being gawked at by others, adds to its impact. ... While the text is sparse (and in red), as the teasing builds to a crescendo, the distinctive pencil, charcoal, ink, acrylic, and collage art dramatically shows events spin out of control. ... [A] thoughtful, accessible story. Publishers Weekly

The beguiling artwork and pulsing heart at the story's center provide much food-for-thought not to mention an opportunity for children to put themselves into the shoes of the bystander of a cruel act, which surely happens on playgrounds more than adults would care to admit. Thoughtful and beautifully illustrated, it's definitely one to look for. Children's Illustration (blog) An elegant story about the bravery of everyday life on the playground. Jen Robinson's Book Page

Children s Literature This story brings all-too-familiar situations to young readers and opens spaces for important conversations.

A useful opening into discussions about taking a stand when others do wrong. Kirkus Reviews

Red will be validating for young readers in early elementary school. It would make a fine classroom read aloud. ... De Kinder's illustrations are simply gorgeous.

A useful opening into discussions about taking a stand when others do wrong. Kirkus Reviews

Red will be validating for young readers in early elementary school. It would make a fine classroom read aloud. ... De Kinder's illustrations are simply gorgeous.

About the Author

Jan De Kinder is a children's author and illustrator whose books have been translated into a number of languages. He lives in Belgium. Visit his website at www.jandekinder.be.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 8 years

Author

Jan De Kinder
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Publisher

William B Eerdmans Publishing Co

Publication date

27th March 2015

ISBN

9780802854469


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