The Important Book

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The important thing about The Important Book — is that you let your child tell you what is important about the sun and the moon and the wind and the rain and a bug and a bee and a chair and a table and a pencil and a bear and a rainbow and a cat (if he wants to). For the important thing about The Important Book is that the book goes on long after it is closed.What is most important about many familiar things — like rain and wind, apples and daisies — is suggested in rhythmic words and vivid pictures. 'A perfect ...

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Overview

The important thing about The Important Book — is that you let your child tell you what is important about the sun and the moon and the wind and the rain and a bug and a bee and a chair and a table and a pencil and a bear and a rainbow and a cat (if he wants to). For the important thing about The Important Book is that the book goes on long after it is closed.What is most important about many familiar things — like rain and wind, apples and daisies — is suggested in rhythmic words and vivid pictures. 'A perfect book . . . the text establishes a word game which tiny children will accept with glee.' — K.

From the author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes a book that points out the important things about everyday objects and what makes them special. "A perfect book . . . the text establishes a word game which tiny children will accept with glee."--Kirkus Reviews. Full-color and black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064432276
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/1990
  • Series: Trophy Picture Bks.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 252
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: AD580L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Wise Brown

Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). A graduate of Hollins College and the progressive Bank Street College of Education, she combined her literary aspirations with the study of child development. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes is unequaled. Her many classic books continue to delight thousands of young listeners and readers year after year.

Muy pocos escritores de literatura infantil han logrado captar las emociones e inquietudes de la niñez como Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). Sus numerosos y ya clásicos libros y grabaciones continúan deleitando a lectores y oyentes de todas las edades.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Golden MacDonald, Juniper Sage, Timothy Hay
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 23, 1910
    2. Place of Birth:
      Brooklyn, N.Y.
    1. Date of Death:
      November 13, 1952
    2. Place of Death:
      Nice, France

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

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    Lyrical text that you are happy to read over and over again-a bonus for parents

    The important thing about this book is
    that it is lyrical.
    It is fun to read,
    and it has lovely pictures,
    and mistakes the obvious for the important,
    and you can use it to teach children to write,
    and describe things for themselves.
    But the important thing about this book is that it is lyrical.

    (Review first published on my blog, Caterpickles: Scientific & Linguistic Engagement with a 4 Year Old Mind)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    The Important Thing

    This book is a wonderful book for classrooms. The stroy is simple but, the repetition of "The important thing about..." really captured my students. I used this book with first graders but, it could easily be used as an introduction to recreation for many age levels. It lends itself well to many subjects and allows for recreation across a wide aray of subject areas. My students loved the book. I used it to teach elaboration and the lesson was fabulous. We even made a digital book modeled after this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2009

    great

    This book was really good. I liked it because it was fun to see why the author thought everything was important. I especially liked it because our teacher had us write our own important book.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    The Important Book

    Excellent book and service.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    This is an Important Book!

    This book can be used as a wonderful literary writing exercise for any age child. After reading it to the class ask them to write, 'The important thing about (insert child's name here)is that...' and add some details about themselves. You could also write about the town that you live in. It lends itself to almost anything you would like your students to write about. We did this in a Univ. Children's Lit. class. I bought the book to use and also read it to my kids at home. The one who liked it the most was my 16 yr. old. Buy this book, it's important.

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