The Important Book

Paperback | May 19, 1999

byMargaret Wise BrownIllustratorLeonard Weisgard

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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)

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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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"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...

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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...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 10 × 7.38 × 0.12 inPublished:May 19, 1999Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064432270

ISBN - 13:9780064432276

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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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