Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Chris Raschka
32 pages; Dimensions 9.0 x
While The Important Book
described the essential qualities of the familiar things in a child's
world, this book addresses the developing characteristics of children
themselves. In a playful voice that is uniquely Margaret Wise Brown's
comes this delightful picture book about just what it means to be
six, five, four, three, one, two and 'most importantly' you.
Caldecott Honor Medalist Chris Raschka's innovative illustrations
burst with energy and literally dance along with Brown's whimsical
verses of discovery. A sturdy mirror fixed to the last page allows
readers to literally become a part of the story.
Another Important Book is the
never-before-published companion to one of the most beloved
children's books of all time, The Important Book, originally
published in 1949, by Margaret Wise Brown, with illustrations by
Leonard Weisgard. It's an invitation to celebrate toddlerhood. Turn
the pages to find out exactly what's so important about some of the
most important ages of a child's life.
Innovative, intriguing, and
brimming with vitality.
--The Horn Book
Loving, perceptive writing. A
poetic yet sound ode to growing up.
A joyful book with a timeless
--School Library Journal
analysis, vocabulary, prioritizing content, and an infectious writing
format for research and topic content
and Dual Language
The simple format of this book provides an
excellent opportunity to translate the content into
FROM: Kingore, B. (2009). Bertie's
Austin, TX: Professional Associates
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND
Margaret Wise Brown is one
of the best-selling children's book authors of all time. Her
unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes gave
a new and enduring dimension to picture-book writing. When
she died in 1952, she left behind a legacy of books for
children that continue to be cherished by each new
generation of readers. Her friends say she was a creative
genius who made a room come to life with her excitement.
Margaret modestly saw herself as something else&endash;a
writer of songs and nonsense.
Chris Raschka, writer,
illustrator and trained violist is one of the country's top
children's book talents. His Yo! Yes? was a Caldecott
Honor Book in 1993 and named by School Library
Journal as one of its 100 Books that Shaped the Century
list. Mysterious Thelonious, one of a series of books
on jazz greats, and A Poke in the I, have been named New
York Times Book Review Best Illustrated