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Red is Best (Annikin Miniature Edition)

Red is Best (Annikin Miniature Edition)

By Kathy Stinson
Illustrated by Robin Baird Lewis
Interest Age: 2–5
Grade: p–k
Reading Level: Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature: RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Reading Level: Lexile AD420L
Miniature book : 9781550372526, 24 pages, May 1992 , 3.38" x 3.38"
Rights sold: Japanese


The little girl in this simple but exuberant story knows that red barrettes are best, “because they make my hair laugh.”

About the Annikin Series: Annikins are mini books made especially for children—small enough to fit into tiny hands and pockets. Each book measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and contains full color pages.


  • Winner, IODE Book Award
  • Winner, 100 Best Books List, Toronto Public Library
  • Winner, 100 Best Canadian Kids’ Books, Today’s Parent Magazine
  • Winner, Top Canadian Books for Children, Canadian Children’s Book Centre


“A great deal of fun to read with preschoolers.”

- Books in Canada


- School Library Journal

“A classic . . . First published in 1982, this perfect gem of a book is still in print—no mean feat.”

- Montreal Gazette