Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrations by Leonard Weisgard
24 pages ; Dimensions 10 x
This classic is in its 50th
The simple pleasures and beauties of
nature are used for attribute analysis and provide a powerful,
adaptable writing pattern applicable to multiple content areas. Share
this special edition with a new generation of readers, and find out
why The Important Book continues to go on long after the book
is closed. What is most important about many familiar
things&endash;like rain and wind, apples and daisies -- is suggested
in rhythmic words and vivid pictures.
main idea, research
Use the book's
pattern to analyze the most important attributes of
a topic--state the most important thing, expand the
idea with several details, and conclude by
restating the most important thing. (Three forms
for this activity including one in Spanish are
printed in Teaching Without Nonsense by Dr.
FROM: Kingore, B. (2007). Teaching
Without Nonsense, 2nd
Professional Associates Publishing.
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.
Leonard Weisgard was born in
New haven, Connecticut. He is the illustrator of numberous
books, including The Noisey Book, The Quiet Noisy
Book, and The Country Noisy Book. Mr. Weisgard
now makes his home in Denmark. Leonard was gracious and
generous and beautifully well-spoken and -dressed; he was
also reclusive and agoraphobic and capable of saying
virtually anything, or nothing at all.