Book Review: No More Red by Bonnie Ferrante

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.
Release Date: August 20, 2014
Age Group: Children's
Source: Review copy from author
Reviewed By: Kelli & Kaitlyn
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 intrigued her.
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!

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