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The Important Book
     

The Important Book

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator)
 

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"Rekindles the sense of wonder we were born with. True poetry about perceiving the world around us."*

Margaret Wise Brown, the New York Times bestselling author of the perennial classics Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny, asks children to think deeply about the importance of everyday objects, from apples to spoons. With

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"Rekindles the sense of wonder we were born with. True poetry about perceiving the world around us."*

Margaret Wise Brown, the New York Times bestselling author of the perennial classics Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny, asks children to think deeply about the importance of everyday objects, from apples to spoons. With lyrical words and vivid illustrations by Caldecott winner Leonard Weisgard, The Important Book shows children just how important everyday objects can be.

What is the most important thing about a spoon? The fact that you can eat with it? What about an apple? Or a shoe? This book helps curious preschoolers notice important details about their everyday surroundings, like daisies are white, rain is wet, and a spoon is used for eating.

For the important thing about The Important Book is that the book resonates long after it's closed. What's 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," said Kirkus.

Chosen as a "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children" by the American National Education Association.

(*Mark Frauenfelder, BoingBoing magazine)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064432276
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
54,170
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
AD580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet 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.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 23, 1910
Date of Death:
November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:
Nice, France
Education:
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
Website:
http://www.margaretwisebrown.com

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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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.