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Hilarious dialogue between a feisty young frog and his heard-it-all-before father, young readers will identify with little Frog's desire to be something different, while laughing along at his stubborn yet endearing schemes to prove himself right. Find out more
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Annick Press; Brdbk edition (June 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554513642
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554513642
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #303,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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[Review of earlier edition:] A delightful little book to read with youngsters, who find themselves explaining similar things to their parents. (Lake County Parents 2007-01-00)

[Review of earlier edition:] Delightful. (School Library Journal)

[Review of earlier edition:] No. 1, Top 32 Canadian Books for Children That You Should Read Before You Grow Up (Book News 2010-03-00)

[Review of earlier edition:] No. 1, Top 32 Books You Should Read Before You Grow Up (Canadian Children's Book News 2010-03-00)

About the Author

Kathy Stinson is the author of over 25 books for young people. She lives near Guelph, Ontario.

Robin Baird Lewis's background in the arts includes drawing and painting, graphic design, print making and book illustration. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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Ulyyf
I expected a paperback book- a normal sized paperback book!
Debbie
Book I read to my children, now 27 and 25.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 6, 1998
Format: Paperback
This was one of my favourites as a child, and now that I've reached the ripe old age of 19, I still read it now and then. This book is brilliantly written from a kid's point of view (i.e. "juice tastes better in the red cup"), so all kids will enjoy it. I thought it was a nice touch that Kelly's mom lost patience about having everything red. That is SO true!
And just for the record, my red sweater keeps me warmer, my red mitts make better snowballs, my red shoes make my feet dance, my red socks make my toes wiggle.....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 13, 1998
Format: Paperback
This is a "feel good" book! I first bought this for my niece, and I loved it so much, I had to get one myself! I think Stinson really hits on the way a child's imagination works. The little girl, Kelly, can do anything when she is wearing her favorite color red. It makes me want to go buy everything red!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Reading and Writing Teacher on June 13, 2013
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Perfect book for teaching opinion writing to young children. Opinion and reasons for why red is best are clearly stated!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By elizabeth gabel on December 11, 2012
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Did I miss something in the book description? This book is 3 inches by 3 inches!
Very disappointed. Who even knew they made books that small?!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ulyyf on August 24, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book does not attempt to explain preferences in reasonable terms, but in the terms of a child. The red mittens are best because they make better snowballs. The red paint puts singing in her head. The juice just tastes better in the red cup. She likes red because red is best - just as simple as that.

And we can see from the pictures that some of these arguments (like the one about the red cup and red pajamas) she wins and others (like the red rainboots for the snow) she simply doesn't. Pretty realistic.

My nieces and I also talk about why her red mitts "have holes in them" or why she "hardly has any red paint left". I'm sure you can work it out :)

This is a simple, engaging book with simple, uncluttered illustrations. Please, check it out!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DC on February 21, 2013
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But I missed the fact it is a teeny tiny book!! Fine for one child, not so good for preschool!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Debbie on April 27, 2014
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I was disappointed when I received my copy of "Red is Best." I didn't expect it to be the size of half of an index card. I expected a paperback book- a normal sized paperback book! I don't remember reading anywhere on the website about the book being extremely tiny. I was only able to show my students the book by zooming the picture on my overhead projector. I spent $1.99 for the book, when it was worth about 50 cents in my opinion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By erinsan on January 10, 2011
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First of all, the story is wonderful. I enjoy this story, and my 2yo enjoys it, too.

However, when it arrived - the book itself was TINY. It's 3 inches by 3 inches. Absolutely tiny. It's soo small for my 2yo to read himself. It's also too small for him to enjoy the illustrations.

Such a shame. If they made it 6x6 or 8x8, I would have given it five stars. Such a shame its so tiny.
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More About the Author

Born in Toronto many years ago, Kathy sorted mail, waited tables, and taught elementary school before finally figuring out that what she really wanted to do was write.

As well as writing picture books, novels, short stories, biography, and other non-fiction, Kathy has led writing workshops across Canada and in Liberia. She's also a regular volunteer reader and technician at the CNIB Recording Studio.

Mother of two, stepmother of two, and grandmother of five, she lives in a small town outside Toronto with her partner and their dog.

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