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The Important Book
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date April 1, 1990
Binding Paperback
Book category Easy Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780064432276
ISBN-10 0064432270
Dimensions 0.25 by 7 by 10 in.
Weight 0.15 lbs.
Original list price $6.99
Other format details juvenile
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Descriptions of many objects familiar to children emphasizing the most important characteristics of each object
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

"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)



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060207205
 
from Harpercollins Childrens Books (May 1, 1999)
9780060207205 | details & prices | 7.75 × 10.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Descriptions of many objects familiar to children emphasizing the most important characteristics of each object
Paperback
Book cover for 9780064432276
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Harpercollins Childrens Books (April 1, 1990)
9780064432276 | details & prices | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.15 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Descriptions of many objects familiar to children emphasizing the most important characteristics of each object
Library
from Harpercollins (June 1, 1999)
9780060207212 | details & prices | 7.50 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.65 lbs | List price $17.89
About: Descriptions of many objects familiar to children emphasizing the most important characteristics of each object
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606042703
 
from Demco Media (April 1, 1990)
9780606042703 | details & prices | 7.50 × 10.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.81
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About: Descriptions of many objects familiar to children emphasizing the most important characteristics of each object

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