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Big Red Barn (Young Scott Books) Hardcover – January 1, 1956


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 34 pages
  • Publisher: William R. Scott Inc (1956)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006AUHRA
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 6.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,044,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, is one of the best-selling children's book authors of all time. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes gave a new and enduring dimension to picture-book writing. Another Important Book is the companion to her classic picture book The Important Book, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard and first published in 1949. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Customer Reviews

Beautiful illustrations and simple sweet story.
Likes to Read
My 3-year old son and I love to read this book at bedtime.
JJO
The rhyming words are very descriptive and flow nicely.
J. Stucki

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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 9, 2000
Format: Board book
There must be 1,000 kiddie farm books lurking out there, and I bet most of them are bad. *Big Red Barn*, however, is neither "kiddie" nor bad. The book seems to speak to the child; the tone is quiet, and, for once, we get to see farm animals and the farm on a day and night when "the children are away." This is an animal's view of the big red barn and the meadow around it. A deserted child's toy bucket serves the mouse as a place to look around. The corn grows not for the farmer (unmentioned in the tale), but to protect the newborn field mice. The scarecrow is exceptionally cheerful. The animals and their offspring squeal and low and bray and play and eat in the meadow. When darkness come, they wend their way back to the barn and curl up cozily, as the bats, their time come round, fly out of the hayloft.
The book works soothing wonders in effacing the farmer and his children, and lets us see a world we normally only imagine. I wager many a parent has fallen alseep with a child while reading this charming book -- everything is so safe, and so calming, as the vibrant colors of the day illustrations give way to those of dusk and night.
Bedtime books don't get much better than this.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Jill on October 30, 1999
Format: Board book
This was my son's favorite book at around age 2. We used it as a night-night book saying good night to all the animals before going to bed. I have a tape of him at age 2 "reading" the book all by himself! The rhythmn and rhyme are beautifully written making it fun for the reader and listener , as well.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 11, 2000
Format: Board book
This is one of Margaret Wise Browns best books, Children of any age will love it. The text flows beautifully without being too silly and the illustrations are great for children learning their animals. We've had this book since my son was ten months old and it is still one of his most favorite books, and even after reading this a million times it is still one of my most favorite childrens stories. How did I miss this one as a child?
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By apoem TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 29, 2002
Format: Board book
I don't mind reading this book again and again and again because it's one of my favorites. Margaret Wise Brown is one of my favorite authors for children.
The story is gentle and soft and sweet. The illustrations are charming. The rythm that the words set is rolling and easy. This is an easy book to read over and over agin.
This is a great bedtime story in my opinion. However, my son also enjoys reading it and making animal sounds.
Enjoy.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kelly Mattei on November 24, 2005
Format: Board book
This is one of my daughter's favorites. The illustrations are well-done, and she loves looking for some of the smaller details (butterflies, mice, etc) on each page. It's a book I enjoy, as well, so it never gets old for either of us! And if we look hard enough, often we can find a small detail we've missed before---keeps it interesting! Most kids love books about animals, and this has a wide variety. Highly recommended!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on April 16, 2003
Format: Board book
Goodnight Moon gets all the hype, but I like Big Red Barn even better. This is a simple story about all the animals who live on a farm and the things they do during the day. No humans are anywhere to be found in this tale. The illustrations are simple and sweet. My 8 month old daughter just loves this book! It's very soothing for bedtime, especially because at the end of the story, all the animals go to sleep in the barn. Wonderful!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Karin Vertefeuille on February 16, 2001
Format: Board book
I purchased this book for my new, and first, baby. As an eager mother to be wishing to encourage books right from the start, I bought all the "popular" titles, as well as trying this book and several others. I have found that this is the favorite book of my daughter who loves to look at the barn animals hear all the animals sounds that go with it - it is a great choice!
Also loved "The Mitten"!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Avalanche Lily on August 3, 2006
Format: Paperback
Margaret Wise Brown succeeds again in creating a story that parents love to read and children love to listen to.

I love to read this story at bedtime. As the story takes us through a busy day on the farm, it ends gently and quietly with the barn animals retreating to sleep in the big red barn. The illustrations are wonderful too because they darken at the end of the story, and finish off with the moon sailing high "in the dark night sky." The last picture of this book enchants even me. As I get to the part where dusk settles in, I start to lower my voice and end in a whisper. Both my children- 2 and 6- love this. I'm sure you will enjoy reading it to your darlings at bedtime as well.
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