The Important Book

The Important Book

Book - 1977 | 50th anniversary edition.
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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)

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Children's Books, [1977]
Edition: 50th anniversary edition.
Copyright Date: ©1977
ISBN: 9780060207205
Branch Call Number: JP Brown
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Weisgard, Leonard 1916-2000.


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Aug 24, 2018

The important thing about this book is that it is wonderful to read. It also has beautiful illustrations and great prose, and it is filled with colours and everyday wonders. But the important thing about this book is that it is wonderful to read.

Aug 22, 2009

The Important Book is filled with sentences that are not important and you think are dumb but it makes you laugh.The important thing about this book is the dialog it started in the family that became very funny.

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violet_owl_88 Jun 22, 2012

violet_owl_88 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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