Book Review: The Important Book

Review cross-posted on our sister site, Caterpickles.

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

Shala’s Take:

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.

Michael’s Take:

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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