Little Donkey Close Your Eyes by Margaret Wise Brown

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Join animals from around the world, including a little monkey, some silly sheep, and an old black cat, as they end their busy days and close their eyes to sleep.
 

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Margaret Wise Brown, May 10, 1910 - November 13, 1952 Margaret Wise Brown was born on May 10, 1910 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, to Robert Brown, a Vice President at American Manufacturing Company and Maud Brown, a housewife. She attended school in Lausanne, Switzerland for three years, before attending Dana Hall in Wellesley, Massachusetts for two years. In 1928, she began taking classes at Hollis College in Virginia. In 1935, Brown began working at the Bank Street Cooperative School for student teachers. Two years later, her writing career took off with the publication of "When the Wind Blows." Over the course of fourteen years, Brown wrote over one hundred picture books for children. Margaret Wise Brown died on November 13, 1952 of an embolism following an operation in Nice, France. Ashley Wolff is the author of the bestselling Miss Bindergarten series.
 
Published September 1, 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Wolff treats Brown's bedtime poem to luminous, large-scale pictures that glow with the radiance and precision of stained glass. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)

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On the left, a streamlined train stretches against expansive vistas, while, on the right, a toy wooden locomotive travels on familiar domestic turf, locations wittily chosen to mimic the path of its mammoth modern counterpart," said PW in a Best Books citation.

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Little Bear's first ""song,"" for example, includes these lines: ""A little bear was singing/ In words that seemed to say/ It's a long time that/ I'll love you/ Never, never go away/ It's a long time that I'll love you/ And if I seem to stray/ It's only that I'm watching/ The flowers bloom in May...

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Published for the first time as a standalone, this story from Brown's 1939 collection, The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile, features a boy who understands that creatures are never all good or all bad, but good and bad all at once—a reassuring message for small children.

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""One little train was a streamlined train,/ Puff, Puff, Puff to the West./ One little train was a little old train,/ Chug, Chug, Chug going West."" In one spread, the trains look down at the ""deep dark river."" The streamlined train races across a purple bridge while, opposite, the toy tra...

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Brown's dialogue rings false, as when the child visits a pigpen (""Shoo, little pigs, take a bath so that this dirty little boy can learn how to get clean"").

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by Leonard Weisgard, tells about the seasons and animals that touch a small island (""There was a little Island in the ocean./ Around it the winds blew/ And the birds flew/ And the tides rose and fell on the shore""), and a kitten who comes ashore learns a secret about the island and a lesson...

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inside, Brown introduces readers to ""a little fur family/ warm as toast/ smaller than most/ in little fur coats"" and the ""warm wooden tree"" in which they live.

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""Old man scarecrow"" is teaching his son the family business, and although the scarecrow boy is eager to ply his trade, his father tells him repeatedly ""No, little boy./ You can't go./ You're not fierce enough/ to scare a crow./ Wait till you grow."" But one day the lad can't resist giving his ...

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Wolff treats Brown's bedtime poem to luminous, large-scale pictures that glow with the radiance and precision of stained glass.

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