Read Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown Felicia Bond Online


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 roostersMargaret 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....

Title : Big Red Barn
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ISBN : 9780060207489
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Big Red Barn Reviews

  • Karen
    2019-01-27 18:54

    Another book has migrated downstairs for my review. Before I wrote this review, I had to do a little research on the author. I vaguely remembered that she had no children and died young -- I was right: she never married, had no children and died of a post-surgery blood clot in 1952 at the age of 42. Yet her work lives on in a big way. Why?Big Red Barn, like Goodnight Moon, reads like a lullaby. It is about impossible to not lull your voice when reading it. Its phrases end with a gentle rhyme, not forced-feeling rhyming couplets. And, also like Goodnight Moon, as the book winds down, the phrases become shorter until they just disappear and the story is over. That's why an adult at a child's bedtime would like. Why a toddler likes it, I don't know. It could be the animal noises interspersed in the story. It could be the lullaby effect of the book. It could be anything. I just know that my toddler likes it.Felicia Bond is very well-known for her illustrations in the "If You Give..." series, and rightfully so. Her pictures brim with personality, color and humor. None of those qualities are lost in this edition of Margaret Wise Brown's classic.

  • Shanna Gonzalez
    2019-02-03 18:30

    Big Red Barn is one of those baby books that provokes either charm or annoyance in adult readers, and delight in young listeners. It is marked by Brown's soothingly rhythmic, repetitive text, sprinkled with farmyard animal noises that toddlers will love to imitate. The story opens with "a pink pig/ who was learning to squeal" greeting the sunrise. Other farm animals go about their activities throughout the day, and (just as in Goodnight Moon) the pictures become progressively darker as night falls on the barn.This classic board book is brightly illustrated, interactive and soothing. It's a good fit for both preverbal toddlers and children who are just beginning to understand how story events progress in sequence. It's a very nice choice for both boys and girls.

  • Pamela
    2019-02-12 23:48

    "Big Red Barn" by Margaret Wise Brown was a really good book, and my daughter enjoyed it immensely. As a parent, I take great joy when I see my daughter really enjoying what I read and recognizing the pictures that she sees on the page. She was able to identify all the animals, and even wanted to know "Where they mama at?"The author did a really good job of displaying a lot of colors in this book too. I think that really helps children as they are learning to read because all the bright colors catches their eye, and they want to know more.I give it 5 stars.

  • midnightfaerie
    2019-02-06 22:34

    We got a themed box of books from the library about Farms and this was one of the books. Nothing out of the ordinary, except maybe the pretty illustrations. I loved the picture of the tiny pink pig. My preschoolers liked it and enjoyed the pictures, pointing out various things as I read, and so it was still worth reading. No real learning value except that it's a book. It might be considered a level 1 reading book, but it's debatable on whether or not it has enough words to warrant that.

  • Abby Welker
    2019-01-26 19:29

    totally, totally, a fave

  • Jason Wiseman
    2019-02-03 20:54

    If you can get past the racy scene with the Scarecrow and his "ho," this is a pretty solid story of some animals doing their thing on a farm. While there is no central hero for whom to root, the overall character development is pretty solid. I truly enjoyed counting all of the eggs. SPOILER ALERT: There are 10 in total.

  • Rachel Herrington
    2019-02-07 16:37

    This is a cute book about all the things that go on in a big red barn. There are horses, cows, dogs, mice, a little pig, and many other animals. It uses good descriptive words to explain each animal and what the animal is doing during the day. I would use this book to explain adjectives to a young elementary class. It has lots of great examples of good adjectives. I would also like to use it for its pictures, because there are many little images that you can look for that help describe the story better.

  • Shari
    2019-02-18 20:47

    I read this years ago, recently rediscovered it while looking for farm books. It provides basic information about animal life in the barn throughout the day and into the night. During this look back, I noticed that Felicia Bond illustrated it. I probably didn't know who she was the first time I read it.

  • Lara Lamb
    2019-02-06 20:48

    The rhyming nature of this story is enjoyable for students and it talks about the different things that animals do on the farm as well what noises the animals make. It would be a good book to read to kindergarteners when talking about the animals that live on the farm.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-02-18 17:37

    This is a very simple, straight forward story of barn animals on the farm. There are opportunities for animal sounds to make with the kids.I did not like the flow of this book however. It was awkward to read aloud and flip through. I suppose

  • Luisa Knight
    2019-02-19 15:39

    A cute introduction to barnyard animals for the little ones that enjoy colors and sounds.Ages 1-3

  • Jeanne
    2019-02-16 17:47

    Lyrical account of all (my grandpa’s) animals gone off to lala land. Still enjoy the memories reading this to my children.

  • Casandria
    2019-01-21 17:29

    Nice rhyme, but not a lot of story.

  • Amanda
    2019-01-26 15:43

    Not bad for an older book (copyright 1956). Lots of rhyming, good read-aloud. I like how the images show the how the day is going by, from morning to night -- the sky goes from sunny to dusk.

  • Alison
    2019-02-11 21:49

    My favorite book as a child!

  • Cecily V
    2019-01-26 19:42

    This book makes me feel all cuddly. my Auntie Lacey got it for me. I like the pretty pictures. Mommy likes the picture of the baby mouse in a field of corn best.

  • kim
    2019-02-08 23:52


  • Dana
    2019-02-19 23:38

    This book, written in prose, teaches life on the farm for animals. A treasure for all young readers.

  • Ashraks
    2019-02-13 23:46

    The story covers all the farm animals but the pictures aren't big enough to catch a baby's attention. I dunno if this is meant for toddlers.

  • Aiden and Jack
    2019-02-07 21:28

    GRL: HDRA: 14

  • Kate Johnson
    2019-02-17 15:48

    Picture BookThis book would be great to teach phonological awareness-it has lots of rhyming. It also would be good to teach how to use the pictures to know what the word is, since the pictures clearly represent what is happening.

  • Carli Erickson
    2019-02-17 19:29

    "Big Red Barn" is a book about life on the farm, and has a simple, easy going feel to it. I like this book because the illustrations are really cute, and because it gives you an idea of what life is like on the farm. This book would be good to use in a Kindergarten classroom in an animal or farm unit.

  • Miranda Jones
    2019-02-13 17:54

    I thought that this book was adorable for young readers. The playful language and rhyming makes it very appealing for the intended audience of young children. The rhyming teaches phonemic awareness, which helps prepare students to become better readers. The beautiful illustrations also provide useful depictions of what the text says, so it makes this book easier for beginner readers to follow along with the pictures. I personally loved the adorable pictures of the baby farm animals. I've always had a love for baby animals. My favorite part in this book was when all of the farm animals were playing in the grass together. It was neat to see that all of these different animals got along. It was interesting to see how all of these animals behaved while the owners were away from the farm. They knew to return back to the red barn to sleep. While most of the times farms are busy and chaotic, this farm seems like it is always in order. In all, I enjoyed reading this book, even though it was not intended for older readers. I would love to have this book in my classroom if I am a kindergarten or first grade teacher. This book may also be good to have ELL students read because it is an easier read.

  • Romanus Elangwe
    2019-01-20 18:34

    "Big Red Barn"Author: Margaret wise Brown (1910-1952)OVERVIEW OF AUTHOR:Margaret Wise Brown was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1910. Aprolific American writer of children's book. She graduated from Hollins University, Roanake, Virginia in 1932 with a B.A. degree in English. She worked as a teacher and studied art. Her first book "When the Wind Blew," was published in 1937.Book Overview:The book attempts to show the life of animals in the barn. It describes the barn as big and red. The location of barn is in a great green field. It introduces what the barn has at its entrance (weather vane) and the types of animals in the barn. The pictures provided in the book by the illustrator (Felicia Bond) tell the story and makes it easy for children to read with little or no assistance. The description of the little pig as pink and learning to squeal, the big and little horse, a big and little pile of hay, the sheep and the donkey, geese and goats making funny noises down in their throats give a picture of what's happenig in the barn. There are a lot of vocabulary words that help children gain knowledge of a barn before they ever visit one.

  • Jenny
    2019-02-12 16:42

    My toddler's all-time favorite book. It's a sweet portrait of a pastoral farm that takes you to meet the animals and back to meet them again in different contexts, told in lovely irregular rhyming verse (à la Goodnight Moon). With a simple vocabulary and virtually no "story," it's easy for her to grasp what's going on in a way she can't with many of her books. There are plenty of pictures of familiar animals she can name and make the sounds of, and the quiet rhythm of it and the fact that it ends with everyone asleep make it a perfect bedtime story. After reading it so many times I have it memorized and sometimes recite it to her when she's having trouble sleeping.Someone gave it to me at a baby shower, and when it came out of the wrapping paper all the mothers in the room sighed, "Oooh, Big Red Barn! I love that book." Now I know why and have started giving it as a gift too.

  • Dolly
    2019-02-05 20:36

    This is a short, entertaining book featuring farm animals. The narrative is simple and repetitive and the illustrations by Felicia Bond are colorful and cartoonish, so this book is perfect for younger children. I never knew that she had collaborated with Margaret Wise Brown, and while this book could never take the place of Goodnight Moon or The Runaway Bunny in my heart, it was fun to read.

  • Meagan Harris
    2019-01-26 23:32

    I bought this book based on the good reviews, but the first time I read through it I thought to myself, "No way my kid is going to like this. Too long, too many words; he'll think it's boring." I was surprised when he seemed to enjoy it the first time we read it together. Then he sat still again and enjoyed it the second, at 18 months old, this is the only book that he will sit still for. I don't know if it's the animal sounds or pictures, or the gentle cadence of the verses, or the fact that most pages contain little text so we can flip through the pages quickly. Whatever the reason he likes it, I find that it's a great bedtime story and way to wind down at the end of the day.

  • Rita Date
    2019-02-01 23:37

    Big Red Barn is all about life on a farm. It introduces many different farm animals that might live in a barn. This book is great to read to young children because some of the students might relate to living on the farm. The teacher of the class could read this book then read a book that relates to the city. The students could compare the two environments as a class and make a chart on how they compare and differ from one another. I liked this book because I grew up with some of these animals so it was easy for me to relate to what the book was talking about. I hope to have books like this in my classroom because it gives students a chance to see a way of living that they might not be use to. Though this book was simple, I still really enjoyed it.

  • Mrswash
    2019-01-25 16:46

    In the Big Red Barn farm animals have the run of the barn this day. The children are gone, so they are free to mingle on the farm until it is time to sleep. The exception is the lonely field mouse that was born in the corn field. The story reminds me of a community. All of the farm animals, with the exception of the mouse, are going about their business doing whatever it is they do, with one exception. The mouse is left all alone, and doesn’t have the connection with the others. One feels kind of sorry for the poor, lonely mouse. This is shown with the illustrations, all of the illustrations show animals together, seemingly happy; except for the only two of the mouse where of course, he is alone

  • Chris Aldrich
    2019-02-13 15:48

    Margaret Wise Brown has certainly done better. There wasn't much plot and I generally wasn't much of a fan of the illustrations by Felicia Bond until the end. On the penultimate page about mice playing in the hay, there was a surreptitious upside down picture of Snoopy hiding on a bucket. And in one of the best parts of the book - for reasons beyond my understanding - along with the line "While the moon sailed high" Bond had a wonderful reflection of the moon in the water bin in which a small sail boat floated.