The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown
by Mac Barnett
illustration by Sarah Jacoby
Children’s book author Margaret Wise Brown no doubt would have approved of Barnett’s unconventional use of 42 pages (industry standard is 32 for a picture book). In this biography of an unconventional woman, Jacoby’s gentle illustrations perfectly capture Brown’s original personality. In highlighting both her talents and eccentricities, Barnett concludes: “The most important thing about Margaret Wise Brown is that she wrote books.”
Images from The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett, illustration by Sarah Jacoby
used with permission from HarperCollins Children’s Books.