The Important Book

The Important Book


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The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064432276
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/1999
Series: Trophy Picture Bks.
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 35,684
Product dimensions: 7.37(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: AD580L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child’s experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children’s literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include Nibble Nibble, My World, Where Have You Been?, Christmas in the Barn, The Dead Bird, and Sneakers, the Seaside Cat.

Date of Birth:

May 23, 1910

Date of Death:

November 13, 1952

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Place of Death:

Nice, France


B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education

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ShalaHowell More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Juju55 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book and service.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.