Who Said Red?

  • Title: Who Said Red?
  • Author: Mary Serfozo
  • Illustrator: Keiko Narahashi
  • Publisher: First published by Macmillan Publising Company in 1988, First Scholastic Inc. printing in 1990
  • Publication year: 1988, 1990
  • Brief Summary: From Amazon-“‘I SAID RED!’ says the little boy out playing on the farm with his older sister. ‘You don’t mean green? Look, here is green…’ she teases. “A pickle green. A big frog green. A leaf, a tree, a green bean green.” But the boy means RED. ‘A cherry, berry, very red.’ They romp through the pages, from ‘blue jean blue’ to ‘yellow, bright and mellow…’ and on to purple, brown, orange, pink and black…But through it all, the boy SAID RED!”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – Again, I don’t know that because of the copyright on this that this book would be in a school library. However, if it was, I do think it could be used in art activities. I do think this book is better for preschool or kindergarteners as this is about learning colors. I did find this lesson plan on classifying colors on Scholastic’s website.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it – I do like the childlike illustrations by Narahashi and how each pages transitions into the other other, not harshly jumps into it.

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