Red Sled (Hardcover)

By Patricia Thomas, Chris Demarest (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590785591, 30pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008



A boy and his father share a winter night of sledding. Outside, the crescent moon is shining brightly and the world is covered with snow. Inside, a boy and his father feel sad. So they put on their hats and coats and climb a hill, pulling a red sled. Father and son climb aboard and zoom down the hill under a starlit sky. With their spirits lifted high, they return home for a mug of hot chocolate. Then it's time for bed. Patricia Thomas's loving story, affectionately illustrated by Chris L. Demarest, is told with the utmost simplicity.

About the Author

Patricia Thomas is the author of "There Are Rocks in My Socks," Said the Ox to the Fox, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein, and "Stand Back," Said the Elephant, "I'm Going to Sneeze!" illustrated by Wallace Tripp. She is senior writer and editor for Marywood University and lives in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. Chris L. Demarest has written and illustrated many books for children, including No Peas for Nellie, Benedict Finds a Home, and Clemens' Kingdom, all Junior Library Guild selections. Among his other titles are Firefighters A to Z, a New York Times Best Book for Children, and My Little Red Car, a Parents' Choice Award winner. He lives in New Hampshire.