by Laura Vaccaro Seeger (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

From Two-time Caldecott Honor Award winning author/illustrator of Green and Blue comes Red, the story of a lone fox separated from his pack that deals with emotions like fear and anger through color.

Dark Red,

Light Red,

Lost red,

Bright red.

In this simple, sumptuously illustrated companion to the Caldecott Honor Book Green and the highly acclaimed Blue, award-winning artist Laura Vaccaro Seeger once again turns her attention to the ways in which color evokes emotion, in this case, anger, fear, hostility, and ultimately love in a story of a fox trying to return to its family. Lost and alone, he makes his way through a dark forest, injures his paw, has glancing encounters with humans, and finds himself trapped in a cage, before an act of kindness returns him to the wilderness.


Starred Review
"Lush illustrations, sensitive interconnections, and subtle visual clues unite all three outstanding volumes."
Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Among Laura Vaccaro Seeger's many acclaimed books for young readers are First the Egg, a Caldecott Honor Book and Geisel Honor Book, Green, a Caldecott Honor Book, and the first in this series, Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Neal Porter Books
Publication date
October 20, 2021
BISAC categories
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV009020 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Colors
JUV002110 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Foxes
Library of Congress categories
Stories in rhyme

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