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A Baby's Gift Board book – Box set, September 25, 2007


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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 70 pages
  • Publisher: HarperFestival; Box edition (September 25, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0694016381
  • ISBN-13: 978-0694016389
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 6.1 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #347,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Two favorites from one of the world's best-loved creative teams--Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd--are collected in a sweet little board-book gift box. The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon are the quintessential children's bedtime books, adored for generations by sleepy tots and their parents. In this gift edition, the two volumes are tucked snugly into a sturdy cardboard sleeve, illustrated on each side with the familiar book covers. No nursery bookshelf--or bedside table--is complete without a copy of each of these all-time classics. (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter

About the Author

Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). A graduate of Hollins College and the progressive Bank Street College of Education, she combined her literary aspirations with the study of child development. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes is unequaled. Her many classic books continue to delight thousands of young listeners and readers year after year.


Muy pocos escritores de literatura infantil han logrado captar las emociones e inquietudes de la niñez como Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). Sus numerosos y ya clásicos libros y grabaciones continúan deleitando a lectores y oyentes de todas las edades.



Clement Hurd (1908–1988) is best known for illustrating Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, the classic picture books by Margaret Wise Brown. He studied painting in Paris with Fernand Léger and others in the early 1930s. After his return to the United States in 1935, he began to work in children's books. He illustrated more than one hundred books, many of them with his wife, Edith Thacher Hurd, including the Johnny Lion books, The Day the Sun Danced, and The Merry Chase. A native of New York City, he lived most of his life in Vermont and California.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) se graduó de Yale University. Estudió pintura en París en los años 1930 con Fernand Léger, entre otros. Allí fue donde desarrolló su estilo característico, compuesto de colores de fuerte contraste. Hurd estuvo casado con la escritora Edith Thacher Hurd, con quien también creó muchos libros que se convirtieron en favoritos de los niños.


More About the Author

Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. Even though she died over 45 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 poem. She thought this made children think harder when they are reading. She wrote all the time. There are many scraps of paper where she quickly wrote down a story idea or a poem. She said she dreamed stories and then had to write them down in the morning before she forgot them. She tried to write the way children wanted to hear a story, which often isn't the same way an adult would tell a story. She also taught illustrators to draw the way a child saw things. One time she gave two puppies to someone who was going to draw a book with that kind of dog. The illustrator painted many pictures one day and then fell asleep. When he woke up, the papers he painted on were bare. The puppies had licked all the paint off the paper. Margaret died after surgery for a bursting appendix while in France. She had many friends who still miss her. They say she was a creative genius who made a room come to life with her excitement. Margaret saw herself as something else - a writer of songs and nonsense.

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Sturdy board books.
Ellen
I love this book, and now so does my two year old daughter.
Mom of Twins
I buy it for all new moms as a gift.
Rebecca Buller

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Love Amazon on October 9, 2011
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This book really captures my twins' attention. I've been reading it to them since they were about 5 months old (they're now 10 months old), and they still listen and look at the pages with interest. Love the detail in the illustrations, too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mom of Twins on January 27, 2012
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I love this book, and now so does my two year old daughter. It's a great story for any age. It's certainly a classic!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Buller on January 13, 2012
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This children's book still remains as my favorite classic. I buy it for all new moms as a gift. It is so relaxing and simple, and is great for calming down little children.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl on November 29, 2011
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Cute book. My son 5 year old son really liked it. I love that it's so simple he can help me read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Harwell on January 2, 2012
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Goodnight Moon has always been one of my favorite books. It is an excellent gift for new parents along with Runaway Bunny.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nikki on December 12, 2011
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I enjoyed this book when my son was little & so I gave it to a new baby & the Mom & Dad loved it... will be read for many a "good nite".
Good seller.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 3, 2011
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It's a classic...you can not go wrong, and even though you know it by heart it is a book for every child's collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gonefishng on August 17, 2013
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Who hasn't read Goodnight Moon to their children? This collection gave me an opportunity to share this wonderful story with my new grand-daughter. It was a reminder of the many nights her dad and I would read this together, searching for the little mouse on each page. The Runaway Rabbit is a perfect example of the depth of a mother's love. Nice gift to honor new parents. The only downside was that I thought the books were a little too small (roughly 6" x 6"), but they are made from hard storyboard so they will definitely last.
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