The Important Book
The important thing about an apple is that it is round.
It is red.
You bite it,
and it is white inside.
I cringed as I read these words. I wanted a red correcting pen. This is wrong! I wondered, 'does anyone ag ...more
I do like the message at the end that what is important about YOU is that YOU are YOU!
I have been using this book throughout my career to teach characteristics/properties. Other than relying too much on color, this is an excellent book. Students mimic Wise's style. Some years students describe themselves, o ...more
The book should have either left each conclusion as a question, such as "What do you think is most important about this?" or given clues to how one decides which quality is most important.
As written, the book gives children the very ...more
Maxwell:3 Stars: I think it should make kindergarteners go up to 2nd grade. That’s what George’s mom said when George was in kindergarten.
July 10, 2019
Mom: read it again and like it even less. The only pages that are endearing and makes sense are the last about you are you.
Ages: 2 - 6 ...more
Summary: The Important Book is page of after page of descriptive words and an intriguing tambre to the words. The Important Book tells the reader what is important about everyday things they see, such as the wind, rain, daisies, and the sky, it even includes a nice little surprise at the end.
Evaluation: The Important Book contains pictures with a retro feel, as it was written in 1949. The book stands the test of time, however. The author's voice is still valid and the content is still true, eve...more
A major theme is that everyone and everything is important. No matter its main use or significance, everything in the world is here for ...more
Simply described, the book points out a number of extremely common objects and determines that each has various properties, but one stands out about each one. e.g., the important thing about the sky, whatever else you may say about it is that it's always there.
The value of such a book IMO is that it is a springboard to discussion about observation and analysis. Children may agree or even disagree with the points made. Is the important thing about ...more
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 ...more