Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown is a quiet and calming book with it’s tone and rhythmic text. The Farm is full of life and this book is all about the animals. We see how the animals play and explore while the children are away. The detailed illustrations are creative and my kids loved looking for the tiny mice or butterfly on the pages of the book. This was a new book to us, but it quickly became a hit in our house. Margaret Wise Brown also authored Goodnight Moon (one of our favorites! Remember our Goodnight Moon Goodnight Moon Memory Game?) It was fun to talk about the author and recall parts of Goodnight Moon that appear in this book–the barn in the picture, the mouse, and the moon. We wondered if the Big Red Barn from our story was the same as the barn in the picture in Goodnight Moon. We love coming up with extension activities based on children’s books (more than a little bit!) and this book and activity rose to the top of our favorites!
Big Red Barn craft
(We received ours from our friends at www.craftprojectideas.com)