Book Talk: Big Red Barn

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Good


If you like Goodnight Moon, you’ll love Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown. It’s another great classic children’s picture book all about animals, the noises they make, and what they do all day on the farm! There is a rhyming pattern also, which kids love and makes the book fun to read as well.

The illustrator of this picture book, Felicia Bond, is wonderful  – she has illustrated the very popular If You Give a Mouse a Cookie series by Laura Numeroff and others in addition to this book.

Big Red Barn is another great bedtime book since it talks about what happens on the farm at the end of the day and how all the animals settle down and go to sleep in the barn – perfect for your little animals!


1 Debbie Fisher June 3, 2009 at 8:27 am

I love Goodnight Moon! I will have to look for this.

2 Kimberly June 3, 2009 at 11:21 am

Goodnight Moon is one of my favorite books and I still have the one I read to my oldest daughter. This looks like a great one, too, along with the illustrations.

3 Sara-Jane June 4, 2009 at 6:35 am

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I read “Big Red Barn” nightly to my little girls (now age 11 and 13). I forgot all about it.. I have a neighbor who just had a baby, I may have to pick this one up for her. Thanks for the memories!

4 Baba June 4, 2009 at 9:10 am

I bought Goodnight Moon on Amazon for my grand-daughters for Christmas and they loved the book. I will have to get this one for them too.

5 Amy N. June 5, 2009 at 6:54 pm

oh we loved Big Red Barn! when my son was little i could quote it word for word we read it so often.

6 Donnetta June 9, 2009 at 5:56 pm

This was on my son’s birthday and Christmas list for the family. I love books and was hoping they would go that route and we could add it to the playlist at night. The next time i see it I’m getting it!

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