In her nearly wordless follow-up to Red Sled, Lita Judge again takes prereaders along on a sound effects–filled romp through a peaceable kingdom of young wild animals. After washing a red cap and hanging it on the clothesline to dry, the same child from that earlier book retreats into a thatched cottage. But the dangling cap proves to be an irresistible temptation to a certain bear cub, who yanks it off the line with a "Fffwwup" and scampers off, crowing "Roweeeee"—but not before a raccoon grabs the end, crying "Hiii-ya!" The chase is on, and the story doesn't so much unfold as unravel, until all that's left is a long red thread.
"Young fans will love reading and rereading this nearly wordless continuation of the adventure of the hat from Judge's marvelous winter tale, Red Sled…. The watercolor-and-pencil illustrations are deceptively simple and strike the perfect chord of energy and emotion that is the definition of a curious and accidentally naughty preschooler."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)