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Margaret Wise Brown
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... show more



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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Birth date: May 23, 1910
Died: November 13, 1952
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Ms. Morris' Classroom Library
Ms. Morris' Classroom Library rated it 8 months ago
Before going to sleep, a little rabbit says goodnight to all his familiar possessions as his big, green bedroom slowly darkens. Tucked away in bed, the little bunny says "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown Guided Reading: Level H Classroom Activities: Read G...
JessicaCRoberts
JessicaCRoberts rated it 8 months ago
Review: Goodnight Moon is about a little bunny who likes to say goodnight to everything in his room. This book is a great introduction to poetry into a classroom. There are several other nursery rhymes that would also go with this book but this one is my favorite. This book puts a fun twist on bedt...
Fayth Watkins' Favorite Classroom Books!
Goodnight Moon is a book that students could use a scavenger hunt for while reading. Students could also research the moon and facts about the moon. This book is a level 16 on the DRA leveling system.
Mel1212
Mel1212 rated it 1 year ago
Brief Review: Good night moon is about saying good night using rhyming words. Idea of how it can be used in a classroom: Good night moon could be used in the classroom to ask the students what their bedtime routine is who do you say good night to at the end of the day. The teacher could have the stu...
Maggie Wiygul ED511
Maggie Wiygul ED511 rated it 1 year ago
Lexile Level: AD360L This picture book by Margaret Wise Brown uses rhyme as a bunny says goodnight to several objects surrounding him. The rhyming element and the detailed illustration make this book a perfect book for teachers to read aloud to kindergarten students. This book would be wonderful for...
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