Big Red Barn

by Margaret Wise Brown

On Sale: 04/04/1989

Big Red Barn

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Big Red Barn

by Margaret Wise Brown

illustrated by Felicia Bond

On Sale: 04/04/1989


Library of Congress Children’s Books

About the Book

Margaret Wise Brown's simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps, has charmed generations of children.

As in her classic Goodnight Moon, Brown engages children and helps settle them down for sleep as they follow along with the animals from morning to night in the barnyard.

In the barnyard there are roosters and cows, horses and goats, and a pink piglet who is learning to squeal. Felicia Bond's atmospheric illustrations add to the tranquil simplicity of this gentle story.

Big Red Barn makes a lovely baby shower gift and is a wonderful addition to any preschooler's library.

Critical Praise

“If you want more from Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown, Big Red Barn is the book for you! Sharing a similar rhythm to Goodnight Moon, Brown takes us on a tour of a barn. As the sun begins to set, the animals begin to go to sleep.” — Brightly

"Brown's melodic text is beguiling, while its subject—'the big red barn that houses a menagerie of animals and their offspring'—will have instant appeal to young children. Bond's newly added drawings have a simplicity that suits the story. A welcome reprise." — Booklist


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060207496
  • ISBN 10: 0060207493
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/04/1989
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price:23.89 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Sounds
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Date & Time
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Farm Animals
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / Farm & Ranch Life
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Horses
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Baby Animals
  • BISAC10 : JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction

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