THE IMPORTANT BOOK
Margaret Wise Brown
A perfect book for very small children, one that will go on long after the printed word has been absorbed, for the text establishes a word game which tiny children accept with glee. The text is a series of word songs, the child's first conception of poetry, dealing simply and repetitively with each object pictured, whether grass or sky, an apple, shoes, rain, or what have you. Children go on from there, picking out the important thing about other familiar objects around. The Weisgard pictures have that imaginative quality so characteristic of him. This is tops- with us.