Is there a blizzard outside your window? We were predicted to get up to six inches of snow (which is a lot for southern states) but alas, we only got a small dusting. Even the small amount of snow that we got makes everything look pretty, but no matter how hard my kids tried, you just can't sled on half an inch of snow. If you have snow drifts to dig yourself out of, you might have no sympathy for me, the grass being greener and all that. For those of you sledding today, check out this book for your next hot chocolate break.
Red Sled by Lita Judge is a book of few words that lets the illustrations do most of the talking. The pictures are lively enough to carry the story, and readers will have a lot of fun with this one. A child leaves their sled leaning against the house and goes inside for the night. When no one is watching, forest animals take the sled to the nearest hill and slide down all night! Then when morning comes, they leave the sled against the house where they found it. By the end of the story, both the kid and the animals are getting in on the sledding fun.
Lita Judge is the author of several books including Red Hat, Born to Giants (a book about dinosaurs), and so many others. She is releasing a new book in March, Hoot and Peep, with some adorable owl illustrations. If you enjoyed this book, definitely check out her website, www.litajudge.net. She has some really great activities and coloring pages that go with her books. Stay warm out there!