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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Lexile Measure: 640L (What's this?)
  • Series: Big Book
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperFestival; Big edition (March 15, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060207507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060207502
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 15 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #542,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.



Felicia Bond is the illustrator of numerous books for children. In addition to the If You Give . . . series, she has also illustrated, among other titles, Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown and Little Porcupine's Christmas by Joseph Slate. She's the author and illustrator of the Poinsettia books, The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play, and Tumble Bumble. An avid animal lover, reader, and cook, she lived for many years in New York and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Felicia Bond ha ilustrado muchos libros para niños. Aparte de la conocida serie Si le das . . . , también ha ilustrado Big Red Barn por Margaret Wise Brown y Little Porcupine's Christmas por Joseph Slate. Es la autora e ilustradora de los libros Poinsettia: The Day It Rained Hearts, The Halloween Play y Tumble Bumble. Le encantan los animales, los libros al igual que cocinar. Vivió en Nueva York durante muchos años, y ahora vive en Austin, Texas, y Santa Fé, Nuevo México.


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Customer Reviews

Our 18 month old daughter loves this book.
JeannieM16
This book is simple and sweet with fun, rhythmic text- very easy to read and follow.
Fallati_Mommy
These books are fantastic and our grandkids love them every time they sit and read!
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55 of 56 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 Ken Zirkel on October 20, 2001
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
I'm constantly amazed at how difficult it is to find good books for my 2-year old. Well, this book is excellent. It has cute animals, excellent text with a really good meter, beautiful drawings, and an adorable rural setting. Your toddler can moo and meow along with the animals.
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