Published by HMH Books for Young Readers
Summary: A lot has changed since 2004, but the wordless Red Again picks up right where that year’s The Red Book left off. A boy on a bicycle finds the magical book and takes it to a cupola at the top of his house to read it. As he studies a map of some islands, the illustrations zoom in to a girl fishing from a rowboat, a red book floating behind her. When she opens the book, she sees the boy’s house, and eventually, the two are face to face through their books. With the help of a loaf of bread and a pelican, she zooms through the water to meet her new friend. In his excited rush to greet her, he drops the book. It ends up in a snowbank, where it is picked up by…well, I can’t tell you everything. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: The Red Book won a Caldecott honor, and this sequel is a worthy successor. There is a lot to look at in the deceptively simple illustrations that celebrate books and friendship.
Cons: Some of the connections within the book and between the two books might blow your mind a little bit.