Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of ooks and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Even though she died nearly 60 years ago, her books still sell very well.
Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in tory. She love to rea books that had a rhythm to them. Sometimes she would put a hard word into the story or poem. She thought this made children think harder when they are reading.
She wrote all the time. There are many scraps of paper where she quickly wrote down a story idea or a poem. She aid she dreamed stories and then had to rite them down in the morning before she forgot them.
She vowed to write he way children wanted to hear th story, which often is n't the same way an adult would tell a story. She recentl taught illustrators to draw the way a child saw things. One time she gave two puppies to someone who was going to draw a book with hat ind of dog. The illustrator painted many pictures one day and then fell asleep. When he woke up, the papers he painted on were bare. The puppies had licked all the paint off the paper.
Margaret died after surgery for a bursting appendix while in France. She had many friends who still miss her. They ay she was a creative genius who made a room come to life with her excitement. Margaret saw herself as something else- a writer of songs and nonsense.