The Important Book

by Margaret Wise Brown

Paperback, 1999

Status

Available

Call number

813.52

Collection

Publication

HarperCollins (1999), Edition: Illustrated, 24 pages

Description

Relates what is important about glass, a spoon, a daisy, grass, rain, snow, an apple, wind, sky, a shoe and you.

User reviews

LibraryThing member r13
The important book looks at everyday objects, like a book, a spoon, and an apple and shares lots of great details about why it's important. It's a beautiful book when writing with main idea and details.
LibraryThing member slw017
The author discusses items and talks about what is important that the items consist of. The author tells of what is important and is detailed to where it can teach concepts of shapes and colors for more detailed learning. It improves self esteem and speaks to all crowds.
LibraryThing member GWES.Second
Points out the important things about everyday objects and what makes them special.
LibraryThing member egoeke
The Important Book gives facts that are important about several different items which include: spoons, daisies, rain, grass, snow, apples, wind, skies, shoes, and you.
It is a very unique book. It would be a great learning tool for small children. The illustrations could be better, but are good
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enough for small children. The book is short with big words which is great for children with short attention spans.
One classroom extension that could be used with this book is to bring some items into the classroom that could include: shampoo, pillows, remote, skillet, keyboard, garden hose, leash, etc. and have the children tell you what is the most important fact about each of the items brought in. Another classroom extension is to have the children go home and the next day brings something in that they believe is something very important to them.
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LibraryThing member alswartzfager
This book takes many day-to-day objects and states why they are important. At the end of the book, it says the important thing abouy you is you. I found this book interesting and I really liked how it ended. This book is good for a classroom, especially a diverse one. The teacher can start a
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discussion with the class about why it is important that everyone is different and unique, and that it is a beautiful thing. The illustrations are by Leonard Weisgard.
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LibraryThing member Lakapp
“The Important Book” written by Margaret Wise Brown is a great book that children would love. This book describes many things and expands on the purposes of simple things. The importance of spoons, daisies, rain, grass, snow, apples, wind, the sky, and shoes are all mentioned in this book. For
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example, the book states the importance of snow: “The important thing about snow is that it is white. It is cold, and light, it falls softly out of the sky, it is bright, and the shape of tiny stars, and crystals.” This story also stressed the belief that every individual is important and has much to offer. I would read this story to Kindergarten to Second grade students.
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LibraryThing member amguess
This book is talking about what the most important thing is about yourself. It goes through and asks what is most important about different things such as a spoon, rain, wind, apples, daisies, grass and then at the end it tells you that the most important thing about you is you. Good book to build
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confidence.
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LibraryThing member RMott
The Important Book written by Margaret Wise Brown, and pictures by Leonard Weisgard, is a very simple book, yet wonderfully descriptive. This is a fabulous book to help children learn to decipher the important things about a variety of objects. This book is perfect for reading out loud with little
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ones, and has lovely old fashion pictures. The important thing about this book, is that you let your children tell you what is important about each thing. As well, the other important thing about this book is the book goes on long after it is closed. This book is great for children 4-8, and can be used in a variety of grade levels from K-6th grade. This book would lead to many great lessons, and is a great idea to use with teachers at the end of lesions to really see what the important thing is about the lessons he/she just taught. The science concept in this book is very accurate throughout with explaining in detail about each thing.
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LibraryThing member nieva21
Even though this book isn't as well known as Good Night Moon, the illustration quality I felt was better. This book relates to children because it uses their language. It's a thin book. The art took up more than a page, which is why the photographic artistry is an exceptional way for a child to
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learn about the author's text. The concepts of the wind, the spoon, the apple, the sky, transition between inside the house and outside are accurately captured in a collage effect, but through photographs.
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LibraryThing member cooperje8
I found this book to be very fun to read because of all the important things that surround us. In the book it talks about the importance of a spoon, daisy, rain, grass, snow, an apple and it a rhyme why it is important. It’s able to incorporate black and white colored pages along with colored
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pages to make a well written book. It’s a book that kids will fall in love with due to the fact of how simple, yet how complex the story really is.
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LibraryThing member sjg005
The author discusses items and talks about what is important about the items and what is incidental about the items. This book would be good for teaching concepts about shapes, colors, objects, classroom community, self esteem, adjectives/descriptions.
LibraryThing member ztacass09
The author dicusses items and talks about whats important about each of the items. The author also talks about how each item is different and other interesting things about the items too. This book would be good about teaching concepts about shapes, colors, objects, classroom community, self esteem
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and adjectives.
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LibraryThing member WilliamBarnes
The author discusses several different items and what is important about each item and then supporting information about each one as well. This book is great for teaching classroom community as well as showing good use of adjectives, shapes, and colors.
LibraryThing member jamie_lanell
The author discusses items, what is important about the items, adds more information about the item and then repeats the most important thing about the object.

This book would be good for:

Building classroom unity and self esteem

Points of view

Adjectives

Descriptive examples.
LibraryThing member dcrider
The author discusses items and talks about what they consider important about said item along with other interesting comments about said item.
Pattern writing, shapes, colors, individuality, personal view points and opinions are a few ways to use this book in the classroom.
LibraryThing member cak017
The author discusses items and talks about whats important about the items. Gives specific information about the items. This book would be good to teach concepts about shapes, colors, objects. Be good for building classrooms on the first day and to let children learn about each other.
LibraryThing member jrg019
The Author Discusses items and talks about what is important about the items and other discritive words about the items. This book would be good to teach about shapes, colors, objects, build a community, indiviuality, different points of view, and to show the importance of each object/person.
LibraryThing member pisces9315
The author discusses items and talks about what is important about the items. This book would be good to teach concepts like shape and color. It allows the students to see that everyone is different and they should not be afraid to be unique.
LibraryThing member srh013
The author discusses several different items and talks about what is important about the items and other interesting details about the items too. This book would be good for building classroom community and self esteem. As well as showing good use of adjectives and adverbs. Teaching students about
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different shapes and colors.
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LibraryThing member EllieGiles
An amazing book that can teach kids to think about "the important thing". This is a great book to read at the beginning of the year when the classroom environment is being created.
LibraryThing member conuly
We read this book every once in a while, and we think of something new each time.

It's not that we necessarily agree that the only important thing about an apple is its roundness, nor that the only important thing about the sky is its color, it's that we use these statements as a way to jumpstart
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conversations.

We read, then we ask - do you think that? If yes, then why? If no, then why not, what *is* the most important thing? Why do you think she thinks this is important? When something doesn't match her description, is it no longer the sky, no longer an apple, no longer a shoe? Why or why not?

Any book can ultimately be used to start a conversation, but we happen to find that this book is particularly good for it - even after several readings.
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LibraryThing member saw022
The author discusses items and talks about what is important about the items, and then describes the items. She ends each page by repeating what the important item is. This book would be good for teaching concepts about shapes, objects, and adejctives. It would also be useful to develop classroom
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communities and recognize indiviuality.
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LibraryThing member alv003
The author discusses items and talks about why they are important and what may be incidental about the items, This book would be good for teaching information on shapes, items and colors. This book would help build n individuality inside a classroom community.
LibraryThing member vxz001
The author discusses items and talks about what is important about the items, and tells in her opinion what is important about these items. This book would be good for building classsroom community and selfsteem.
LibraryThing member tas026
The author gives specific information about particular items and what it is important about them. This book would be good to build a good classroom community and good self esteem.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1949

Physical description

10 inches

ISBN

9780064432276
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