The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

April 8, 2010 - 5:53 pm 1 Comment

I used to be a preschool teacher and one of the interview questions I had was to name my favorite children’s book.  In that split second when you have to come up with a coherent answer I came up with Margaret Wise Brown’s The Big Red Barn.  I think the reason I fell in love with this book, besides the sweet and simple story,  is the cadence of the words, the rhyme and the ease with which children can learn the story and start to “read” it themselves because of its simplicity.  Less is more with this book.  It’s not a showstopper…it is a quiet classic.

One Response to “The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown”

  1. Kerry McDaniel Says:

    I love your new idea of the website. I’ll be sure to watch and read to find some good books. There are so many great ones out there!! I am going to add a book for you that I believe is an awesome book when losing a pet. When we lost our beloved black Labrador, the teachers at Ascension gave the book Dog Heaven to me. I had actually given the book to some teachers when they had lost their dog, but the gesture was returned to me. It’s an excellent book to read even if you are not a kid! It gives such a nice outlook on an ending of a relationship with a pet. Many people who have not lost a pet have trouble understanding what it’s like. 🙂 If you have a beloved pet, then you know what I am talking about. There is actually a Cat Heaven for the loss of a cat, and possibly other animals, too.

    I’m looking forward to reading your site!

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