A boy on his bike finds a red book on the sidewalk. He takes it home and reads the story about a boy fishing. This boy, fishing on a boat, sees a red book floating on the water. He picks up the book and follows the story, which is about a boy in the city.
Red Again is written with only illustrations, no words. The author, Barbara Lehman, brought us this pictorial story as a sequel to the Caldecott award book, The Red Book. This wordless story is simple and clear. It would be enjoyable for all ages to explore this mystery as two children from quite different places find a new friendship in each other through a random encounter with a red book – a book that is discovered over and over again as a never ending story. If you haven’t read Lehman’s earlier The Red Book yet, it might be a fun to read them both together to compare the evolution of these imaginative stories.