Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Week Of Golden Books - Home For A Bunny

A family favorite since 1956, Margaret Wise Brown's simple yet playful tale of a lovable bunny on his journey to find a home is beautifully complemented by Williams's exquisite artwork.
Garth Williams was a prolific illustrator of Golden Books. His illustrations have brought to life Charlotte’s Web, Mister Dog, Home for a Bunny, Stuart Little, and many other children’s classics. Source: Powells
Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life. Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in the story. She liked to write books that had a rhythm to them. Sometimes she would put a hard word into the story or poem. She thought this made children think harder when they are reading.
She wrote all the time. There are many scraps of paper where she quickly wrote down a story idea or a poem. She said she dreamed stories and then had to write them down in the morning before she forgot them.
She tried to write the way children wanted to hear a story, which often isn't the same way an adult would tell a story. She also taught illustrators to draw the way a child saw things. One time she gave two puppies to someone who was going to draw a book with that kind of dog. The illustrator painted many pictures one day and then fell asleep. When he woke up, the papers he painted on were bare. The puppies had licked all the paint off the paper.
Margaret died after surgery for a bursting appendix while n France. She had many friends who still miss her. They say she was a creative genius who made a room come to life with her excitement. Margaret saw herself as something else - a writer of songs and nonsense. source:
And not to be outdone in the cuteness stakes - here is the loveable Chai


  1. very cute!! So cute I could eat it!! ;o)
    And A is behaving herself so far!
    Looking forward to catch up tomorrow! Have taken the morning off for that!!


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