Red Sled

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.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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2 Responses to Red Sled

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post on Millions of Cats.
    I don’t know The Red Sled…but I have always loved The Mitten…so I will have to check it out. It looks like a wonderful story for children. 🙂

  2. Kourtney Heintz says:

    Sounds like a fun book. I love onomatopoeic words!

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