Tag: Margaret Wise Brown

August 20, 2015  |  No Comments

Why Children’s Books Matter

Crictor by Tomi Ungerer

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown


‘It’s a pattern really. So many of the progressive writers and illustrators of children’s books were Jews,” says Leonard Marcus, who does not usually concern himself with the old parlor game of counting famous Jews. Marcus is curator of the New York Public Library’s exhibit on children’s literature, “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter,” … Read More

November 30, 2010  |  No Comments

There is still no children’s book to my mind that conveys so great a sense of peace, security, and well-being as does Goodnight Moon.  Clement Hurd’s illustrations are just as compelling as the words.  The translation of the people into bunnies, while hardly the first personification in the history of books, does a great deal … Read More