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Margaret Wise Brown's wonderful storybook: 25 stories & poems

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The life-lesson "red means stop, green means go" is imparted with considerable charm and magic in Margaret Wise brown's book, which has everything from cars and trucks to dogs and bright red squirrels obeying the law of traffic lights. Leonard Weisgard's graphic illustrations, with their rich brown and black undertones, lend a wonderful geometric sturdiness to this tale in ...more
Unknown Binding, 61 pages
Published August 4th 1997 by Barnes & Noble Books (first published 1948)
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Joe Dalaker
Dec 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I highly recommend this book as a gift for children. I thoroughly enjoyed it as a child, but after re-reading as an adult, I more fully appreciate Margaret Wise Brown's use of duality as a way to teach children patience and self-acceptance.

Children hear a lot of admonitions from their elders. While ideally adults help children grow into responsible, compassionate, competent, and virtuous adults, kids sometimes get the message that their whole worth as a person is balanced on behaving perfectly.
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Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Even though she died nearly 60 years ago, her books still sell very well.

Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in the story. She liked to write books that had a rhythm to them. Sometimes she would put a hard word into the story or p
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