One day, a small child leaves a red sled outside the door after a day of play. Sometime during the night, a curious bear notices the sled and decides to borrow it. He rides the sled down the hill with his friend, rabbit. A moose observes them having such fun and soon joins in.
Gadung Gadung Gadung Gadung Several other animals also come along for the ride: a possum, 2 raccoons, a porcupine and a field mouse. Oh, what fun! Young readers will be delighted to see what happens after the child notices footprints near the returned sled the following morning. This simple story is almost wordless, except for the onomatopoeic phrases scattered every other page.
Scrunch scrinch scrunch scrinch scrunch scrinch is the sound of snow crunching under feet as they move away from the house. The facial expressions of the animals as they ride the sled down the snowy slopes are full of emotion. I shared this tale at storytime and the children laughed out loud when they saw the pictures, especially when the mouse is holding on to the porcupine for dear life. The illustrations are clearly the stars of this book, telling the story much better than words ever could. This is a new favorite for winter storytimes.
Check the WRL catalog for red sled.