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Book Review: The Important Book

The Important Book
By Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrated by Leonard Weisgard
HarperTrophy, 1989
Age Range: 4-8

The important thing about this book is
that it is lyrical.
It is fun to read,
and it has lovely pictures,
and mistakes the obvious for the important,
and you can use it to teach children to write,
and describe things for themselves.
But the important thing about this book is that it is lyrical.

And now it’s your turn. What are you reading this week?

4 Responses to “Book Review: The Important Book”

  1. Michael

    The important thing about this book is
    that it mistakes the obvious for the important,
    the superficial for the significant,
    and the trivial for the meaningful.
    It is true that it is lyrical,
    and that it has lovely pictures,
    and lovely colors,
    But the important thing about this book is that it mistakes the obvious for the important.

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    • shalahowell

      The important thing about this book is
      that it gets you fired up to comment on my blog.
      It is true we don’t agree,
      and I am more likely than you
      to be lulled by lyricism
      and to forgive the focus on the trivial
      and superficial at the expense of the significant
      Because for me, the important thing about this book is that
      it gets you fired up to comment on my blog

      And in my living room
      And in my daughter’s room
      And in the kitchen
      And in the car
      About this apparently quite thought-provoking book.

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  2. chris9911

    This must be the only Margaret Wise brown book I am missing from my children’s book collection. I better hop on amazon books before I forget.

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    • Shala Howell

      If you do read it, I would love to know what you think of it. I love it, my husband’s not a fan. We need a tie-breaker.

      Thanks for stopping by Caterpickles.

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