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The Important Book [Paperback]

Margaret Wise Brown
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10 Mar 2007
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.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTrophy (10 Mar 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0064432270
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064432276
  • Product Dimensions: 25.3 x 18 x 0.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. Even though she died over 45 years ago, her books still sell very well. Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in the story. She liked to write books that had a rhythm to them. Sometimes she would put a hard word into the story or poem. She thought this made children think harder when they are reading. She wrote all the time. There are many scraps of paper where she quickly wrote down a story idea or a poem. She said she dreamed stories and then had to write them down in the morning before she forgot them. She tried to write the way children wanted to hear a story, which often isn't the same way an adult would tell a story. She also taught illustrators to draw the way a child saw things. One time she gave two puppies to someone who was going to draw a book with that kind of dog. The illustrator painted many pictures one day and then fell asleep. When he woke up, the papers he painted on were bare. The puppies had licked all the paint off the paper. Margaret died after surgery for a bursting appendix while in France. She had many friends who still miss her. They say she was a creative genius who made a room come to life with her excitement. Margaret saw herself as something else - a writer of songs and nonsense.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Teachers - This is a great writing activity 9 July 1997
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Teachers, you can use the pattern used in this book to encourage your students to write. Check for understanding of concepts in your class by having student use the pattern. For example:
The important thing about economics is that it teaches us to be good decision makers.
It teaches us about goods and services.
It teaches us about being a good consumer.
It teaches us about opportunity cost.
BUT...the important thing about economics is that it teaches us to be good decision makers.
(They are writing definitions and don't even know it!)
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Format:Library Binding
This is a truly timeless book. Published 50 years ago, it still rings true. My own children loved it and we played games echoing it on journeys in the car. In my classroom I use it often to set up reponses in English, math, social studies and science. It always serves to spark animated conversations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book even for fifth graders!! 2 Sep 1998
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is an excellent study tool for any teacher. The format of the book gives students a perfect model in how to write a good paragraph. Eventhough it is basic, students grasp the idea of the difference between a topic sentence and a paragraph's supporting sentences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Book 3 Mar 2011
Format:Paperback
I love this book. It is beautifully illustrated and has been enjoyed by children from the ages of six to eleven in school. A great book for parents and teachers alike to teach children about what is really important in their lives.
Fabulous!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Important Book 17 Oct 2010
By georgee
Format:Paperback
A lovely book to share with children and to encourage them to think about what's important about them.
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