First 5 Years

Margaret Wise Brown

Margaret Wise Brown is famous for her night-time tale Good Night Moon, but you may not be as familiar with her other work. She has written over 25 books. Below is a selection of tales both you and your little one will enjoy along with some rhymes to make bedtime an easy transition.

Babies

 Big Red Barn Big Red Barn
by Margaret Wise Brown
ISBN: 0694001597
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The Animals in the Barn
(Sung to the Tune of "Wheels on the Bus")

The cows in the barn go moo, moo, moo,
moo, moo, moo,
moo, moo, moo
The cows in the barn go moo, moo, moo.
All day long.

The pigs in the pen go oink, oink, oink,
oink, oink, oink,
oink, oink, oink
The pigs in the pen go oink, oink, oink.
All day long.

The horses in the stable go Neigh, neigh, neigh,
neigh, neigh, neigh,
neigh, neigh, neigh
The horses in the stable go Neigh, neigh, neigh,
All day long.

The ducks in the pond go Quack, quack, quack,
quack, quack, quack,
quack, quack, quack
The ducks in the pond go quack, quack, quack,
All day long.

Toddlers

 Two Little Trains Two Little Trains
by Margaret Wise Brown
ISBN: 0060283769
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"Choo-Choo Train"
Choo-choo train, choo-choo train
(hold waist and sway)

Puffing down the track
Now we're going forward
(move body forward)

Now we're going back.
(move body back)

Now the bell is ringing, ding-ding
(shake one hand)

Now the whistle blows, toot-toot
(shake the other hand)
We can make a lot of noise
(sway)

Everywhere we go!

Preschoolers

 The Friendly Book The Friendly Book
by Margaret Wise Brown
ISBN: 0307106438
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Friend To Friend
(Sung to “ If You Are Happy And You Know It”)

If you want to be a friend, Clap  your hands!
(Clap! Clap!)
If you want to be a friend, Clap  your hands!
(Clap! Clap!)

When you smile everyday
And are kind in every way.
Then You Are A Special Friend!
Clap your hands!
(Clap! Clap!)