Amy is having a very bad day because of red. When Amy wishes she would never see red again, she learns that life is not as enjoyable without it. Readers will enjoy discovering the 98 red things featured in the book.
Engaging, sweet and very cute, family friendly picture book.
30 gorgeous hand drawn color illustrations. ...
Bonnie Ferrante is an amazingly skilled writer and has produced a book that caters equally to both boy and girl readers- she knows exactly what all children love.
While most writers restrict themselves to just telling stories, her words transport readers into the imaginary world where entire pages come to life.
Not just the characters words but also sounds, tastes, smells, the flickering of candles on a birthday cake, the chimes of a bell and the sweet flavor of ripe strawberries.
Lots More Red
This book was a fun read!
Kaitlyn, my 3 year old, saw it on the counter and wanted to read it right away.
She loved that the crayon on the cover is crossed out and that premise really
Kaitlyn loved the cover and immediately interpreted the crossed out crayon to mean that she needed to color in the book. Usually, this would give me so much stress: to have her 'ruin' a book by coloring in it. But, I've been practicing letting go lately, and I was happy that the cover inspired her and excited her enough to engage with the book. Plus she colored only on the inside title page, so that made it a little better (for me).
The story was engaging and simple enough for Kaitlyn to follow: Amy is having things go wrong in her life and they all have to do with the color red. Amy wishes to never see red again, but then realizes that she's missing out on things when her wish comes true.
The hand-drawn illustrations are such a nice touch, and I like that they make this book unique. The story was fun to read and Kaitlyn liked it so much that she requested I read No More Red again right away, which is rare for her. I liked that this book is fun but also has a subtle message.
We've read and enjoyed Bonnie Ferrante's books before and look forward to her next story!
Carmela Lanzillotti rated it 4 stars
No More Red by Bonnie
Ferrante is a simple and sweet story about a little girl, Amy who does not like
the colour red. The book starts off with Amy naming things that are red and why
she does not like them. When she swears off the colour red, her wish comes true.
However, as time goes on she starts to miss the colour red and notices good
things that are red such as fire trucks that help people.
No More Red captures your attention immediately and gets to the point right away. Amy is a sweet character that many can relate to and you become interested in how Amy’s journey with the colour red will end. The book is easy to read out loud for both early readers and parents. The illustrations are nicely done and the red objects chosen are smart.
Ferrante write a story with a simple storyline, but in the end the complexity of making choices (or wishes in the case of children) illustrates the way individuals can empower themselves.
5.0 out of 5 stars
By Barbara Mojica
A simple but effective story that teaches children two lessons: 1) things are not always as they seem, and 2) be careful what you wish for. Amy is an energetic young girl who decides that she no longer likes the color red because the sticky, wet ketchup has stained and ruined her new blue dress. She associates the color red with a string of things that she doesn't like: for example, the color of the dog's tongue that stole her ice cream and the red scratch on her knee when she falls off her bicycle. That night Amy wishes on a star never to see the color red again.
On the following day, which happens to be Amy's birthday, everything that should be red at her party appears white. She can't see the red fire truck, the red balloons or the clown's red nose. Amy decides that maybe she overreacted. When the time comes to blow out the birthday candles, Amy makes another wish. Will Amy forever hate the color red? Can she live in a colorless world?
This book accurately reflects the ways in which a young child thinks and views the world. I love the author's choice of such a variety of red objects (98 in all). Objects range from flags and holiday symbols to food and animals. All of these are listed at the end of the book. Adults can make this a game of common object recognition.
I recommend this book highly for preschool and early elementary age children either as a read aloud or a beginning reader. This particular book is available in kindle and paperback. The author has written a variety of books for children and young adults. Check them out.
Sample Pictures from No More Red