Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Translate This Website
International Translation Network
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Children's Books   Classics

The Important Book


Blowout Sale! Save 62% on the The Important Book by Harper Collins at Translate This Website. MPN: 9780060207205. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. ''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


Product Description & Reviews

"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) "The important thing about rain is/ that it is wet./ It falls out of the sky,/ and it sounds like rain,/ and makes things shiny,/ and it does not taste like anything,/ and is the color of air./ But the important thing about rain is that it is wet." Goodnight Moon creator Margaret Wise Brown's The Important Book is a deceptively simple exercise--taking familiar things like an apple, spoon, or shoe, and finding the most basic association with those things. The most important thing about an apple? It is round. A spoon? You eat with it. A shoe? You put your foot in it. But why, according to Brown, is the most important thing about grass "that it is green," while the most important thing about an apple is "that it is round"? Why is "that it is white" the most important thing about snow and a daisy? Whether or not you'd distill these things in the same way that the author does, Brown makes us think about the essence of everyday entities in new ways. The illustrations, by Caldecott Medal winner Leonard Weisgard (The Little Island), perform the same function--capturing the spoonness of spoons, the roundness of an apple, the motion of wind. Happily, Brown went on to create the companion Another Important Book, about the importance of being one, two, three, four, five, and six years old--published for the first time in 1999 with fabulous artwork by Caldecott Honor artist Chris Raschka (Yo! Yes?). Both of Brown's "important books" will endure the test of time as fresh, thought-provoking ways to examine the world around us. (Click to see a sample spread. Text copyright renewed 1977 by Roberta Brown Rauch. Illustrations copyright renewed 1977 by Leonard Weisgard. Permission from HarperCollins Publishers.) (Preschool and older) --Karin Snelson

Features & Highlights

Additional Information

Manufacturer:HarperCollins
Brand:Harper Collins
Color:Multicolor
Part Number:9780060207205
Publisher:HarperCollins
Studio:HarperCollins
MPN:9780060207205
EAN:9780060207205
Item Weight:0.7 pounds
Item Size:0.38 x 10 x 10 inches
Package Weight:0.7 pounds
Package Size:7.5 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches

The Important Book by Harper Collins

Buy Now:
The Important Book

4.5 out of 5 stars with 160 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$16.99
$6.62
You Save: 61%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Classics.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


Japanese and English Nursery Rhymes: Carp Streamers, Falling Rain and Other Favorite Songs and Rhymes (Audio Disc of Rhymes in Japanese Included)
By Tuttle Publishing
ean: 9784805314593, isbn: 4805314591,
**Creative Child Magazine Media of the Year Award Winner**''Fifteen rhymes, one per spread, celebrate the changing seasons, flora and fauna, and idyll...

Corduroy (Spanish Language Edition)
By Brand: Turtleback
mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9780833545763, isbn: 0833545760,
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Corduroy, a lonely bear in green overalls, must first find his lost button before he can be Lisa's very own bea...

Mary Engelbreit's Mother Goose: One Hundred Best-Loved Verses
By Harper Collins
mpn: 9780060081713, ean: 9780060081713, isbn: 9780060081713,
New York Times bestseller!From the warm and colorful imagination of Mary Engelbreit comes a Mother Goose book bursting with warmth and humor.This high...

Era La Vispera de Navidad (Twas The Night Before Christmas, Spanish Edition)
By Brand: Grafton and Scratch Publishers
mpn: colour illustrations, ean: 9780987902351, isbn: 0987902350,
Era la víspera de Navidad, y en todo el hogar reinaba la paz, no se escuchaba ni un sólo ruidito, ni tan siquiera el de un ratoncito. Junto a la chi...

Paddington
By Harper Collins
sku: GOOD-EARTH-03658, mpn: 9780061170744, ean: 9780061170744, isbn: 0061170747,
Nearly fifty years ago, a small bear from Darkest Peru set out on an adventure of a lifetime. With nothing but a suitcase, several jars of marmalade, ...

Le Petit Prince (FRENCH language version)
By French & European Pubns
ean: 9782070105021, isbn: 2070105024,
Imaginez-vous perdu dans le d??sert, loin de tout lieu habit??, et face ?? un petit gar??on tout blond, surgi de nulle part. Si de surcro??t ce petit ...

Der Kleine Prinz (German)
By Mariner Books
mpn: 9780156013864, ean: 9780156013864, isbn: 015601386X,
A beautifully packaged German language edition of the internationally beloved classic  In 2000 Harcourt proudly reissued Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's ...

The Giving Tree
By Silverstein, Shel
mpn: 1727536, ean: 9780060256654, isbn: 0060256656,
The Giving Tree, a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a cla...

Horton Entend un Zou!: The French Edition of Horton Hears a Who!
By Ulysses Press
mpn: 9781569756898, ean: 9781569756898, isbn: 1569756899,
A city of Whos on a speck of dust are threatened with destruction until the smallest Who of all helps convince Horton's friends that Whos really exist...

Donde viven los monstruos: Album clasico / Where the Wild Things Are: Classic Picture Book (Historias Para Dormir) (Spanish Edition)
By Alfaguara
mpn: 9788420430225, ean: 9788420430225, isbn: 8420430226,
Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild ra...



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service / Accessibility Statement
© 2019 - translateth.is. All Rights Reserved.