Oh, to have enough snow to go sledding! In lieu of real snow, Lita Judge‘s Red Sled will do. During the day, it’s a child’s red sled, but at night, creatures of the forest take it for a whirl. Shown entirely in pictures and onomatopoeic words, first a bear, then a rabbit, moose, opposum and raccoon join in. Like Jan Brett’s The Mitten, it’s the mouse that makes it one too many.
Use the words in this story to start a chart of sound words. Compare Red Sled to The Mitten using the Venn Diagram.