Big Red Barn Big Book by Margaret Wise BrownBig Red Barn Big Book by Margaret Wise Brown

Big Red Barn Big Book

byMargaret Wise Brown

Paperback | April 4, 1991

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Margaret Wise Brown's simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps, has charmed generations of children. This big book edition (15 x 17 3/4") is perfect for sharing in classrooms.

As in her classic Goodnight Moon, Brown engages children and helps settle them down for sleep as they follow along with the animals from morning to night in the barnyard.

In the barnyard there are roosters and cows, horses and goats, and a pink piglet who is learning to squeal. Felicia Bond's atmospheric illustrations add to the tranquil simplicity of this gentle story.

Big Red Barn makes a lovely baby shower gift and is a wonderful addition to any preschooler's library.

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 unequ...
Title:Big Red Barn Big BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 17.75 × 15 × 0.68 inPublished:April 4, 1991Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060207507

ISBN - 13:9780060207502

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A farm favourite A cute book for toddlers to learn and point out animals as the story is being read
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book This is wonderful picture book to read to even the youngest child - have probably read it over a hundred times to my kids.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Love it like Goodnight Moon! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Meh I don't like this book, groan inwardly when my son asks me to read it to him.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great illustrations Most children never get near a working farm - this book captures some of the activities that occur there. A good little rhyming book with cute illustrations
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! This is an excellent book! Cute story with beautiful illustrations.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic This book is a great example of classic books. It grabs the children's attention and holds it for the whole book. Not too wordy for the very young readers. My children love this book. It's an all time favourite at our house.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! Fun little book, love the story has good rhyming to it and is interactive with sounds of the animals. Fun to find little details too, has a part for counting. Pictures are great too.
Date published: 2016-11-28

From Our Editors

Rhymed text and illustrations introduce the many different animals that live in the big barn.

Editorial Reviews

“If you want more from Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown, Big Red Barn is the book for you! Sharing a similar rhythm to Goodnight Moon, Brown takes us on a tour of a barn. As the sun begins to set, the animals begin to go to sleep.”