The Important Book

Superheroes and Princesses shared a great idea for a book and corresponding activity that we had to try out.

The Book
The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown

This delightful book takes something regular (like grass, an apple, the wind) and describes why it is important. Here’s an excerpt:

“The important thing about an apple is that it is round. You bite it, and it is white inside, and the juice splashes in your face, and it tastes like an apple and it falls of a tree. But the important thing about an apple is that it is round.”

After reading this book, the important thing is that you let you let your child make their own important book with things that are important to them.
A few excerpts from the book the Ant Bug created and illustrated:

“The important things about a girl is that she has long hair. She grows very big into a mom. But the important thing about a girl is that she has long hair.”

“The important thing about a chair is that you sit on it. You can also eat on it and you can also play Playstation games and play computer games. But the important thing about a chair is that you sit on it.” (If you read our family blog, you might have noticed a Playstation trend with her.)

“The important thing about a piano is that you play songs on it. You look in a book to look at the notes and play what they are. But the important thing about a piano is that you play songs on it.”

It was interesting to me to see the things that she chose to write about. I think she mostly looked around the room we were in to seek inspiration. We might have had a whole different set of answers if we had done this book outside!

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