The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown
by Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Sarah Jacoby
Balzer & Bray (May 21, 2019)
Nonfiction * Biography * Women Authors
Audience: Ages 7 to 10
Indiebound | WorldCat
Description from GoodReads:
A dazzling picture book biography of Margaret Wise Brown, the legendary author of Goodnight Moon, Runaway Bunny, and other children’s classics, that is as fearless and groundbreaking as the icon herself was—from award-winning, bestselling author Mac Barnett and rising star illustrator Sarah Jacoby
What is important about Margaret Wise Brown?
In 42 inspired pages, this biography by award-winning writer Mac Barnett vividly depicts one of the greatest children’s book creators who ever lived: Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and The Little Fur Family. Illustrated with sumptuous art by rising star Sarah Jacoby, this is essential reading for book lovers of every age.
Quick thoughts about this book:
One of the things that fascinates me about writing is the choices or decisions that an author will make especially when writing a picture book. Recently, I got my hands on Mac Barnett’s picture book biography about Margaret Wise Brown. Barnett doesn’t typically write nonfiction, so, I was curious to see how he would tackle a biography about a woman who was certainly a free spirit and also someone who made an incredible contribution to the world of children’s literature.