cover image The Little Red Stroller

The Little Red Stroller

Joshua Furst, illus. by Katy Wu. Dial, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-735-22880-1

In a tranquil story about community, sharing, and simple acts of kindness, Furst introduces a friendly red stroller that a new mother gives to her baby daughter, Luna. Luna and her mother use the stroller on weekends about town, until Luna outgrows it: “I’m too big for my stroller now. Why don’t you take it?” Luna tells a neighbor child. That family in turn gives it to a third, and the giving and receiving continues. Wu’s illustrations, featuring subdued pastels with bright color accents, show families of different backgrounds—including same-sex and biracial couples—on pleasant outings in urban and rural settings. It’s easy to become attached to a familiar object like a stroller, Furst hints, but sharing with others is a gift that keeps giving. Ages 4–8. [em](Apr.) [/em]