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About Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Some things she made:
Connections with the universe.
Something out of nothing.
According to The New York Times, Amy's award-winning children's books "radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting."
Her 30+ books for children include UNI THE UNICORN, I WISH YOU MORE, EXCLAMATION MARK, LITTLE PEA, SPOON, CHOPSTICKS, DUCK!RABBIT!, PLANT A KISS, and DEAR GIRL, with more books still to come.
Amy's alphabetized memoir ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AN ORDINARY LIFE was named one of Amazon's top 10 memoirs of the decade.
Amy was a contributor to public radio, YouTube (THE BECKONING OF LOVELY, THE MONEY TREE) and TED (7 NOTES ON LIFE).
Her final essay, YOU MAY WANT TO MARRY MY HUSBAND, was published in the New York Times Modern Love column ten days before she died in March 2017. It immediately went viral, becoming one of the most-read essays to date.
Amy raised her three children with her husband, Jason, on a treelined street in Chicago. For more information about Amy's life, work, and the Foundation formed in her memory, please see www.amykrouserosenthalfoundation.org.
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Here's how it works: if you can avoid getting to the end of this book, you can avoid bedtime, simple as that. (It's a pretty sweet deal, actually.) But each time you blink, you have to turn a page. Those are just the rules. So whatever you do, DON'T BLINK!
From New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Amy Krouse Rosenthal and David Roberts comes a playful, super-duper interactive bedtime story, narrated by a cheeky stuffed owl. Kids love a challenge, and you can bet they'll do their darndest to rise to the one set out in Don't Blink!...especially when bedtime is on the line!
There are many ways to say “I love you.” This cow utters them all.
With playful bovine puns and simple, sophisticated illustrations, the bestselling creators of I Wish You More and Duck! Rabbit! present a message of love that will resonate with readers of all ages.
A wonderful pick-me-up for an adult or a rhyming read-aloud for a child, Holy Cow, I Sure Do Love You! expresses feelings of affection and appreciation, all conveyed with Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld’s signature lighthearted humor.
Little Miss will be a big sis. . . .
In the perfect follow-up to Plant a Kiss, Little Miss anticipates the momentous arrival of a new baby . . . and then experiences the wonders of being a big sis.
New York Times bestselling team Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds have created a one-of-a-kind ode to the bestest big sisters everywhere.
When it's Mommy's bedtime, she begs her little girl --
"Five more minutes?"
"Ok, but then brush your teeth!"
But then Mommy wants another glass of water . . . another story . . . luckily this little girl is very patient!
A hilarious reversal of the classic bedtime routine in which a little girl puts Mommy (and then Daddy) to bed.
From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, "a joyous, totally original potpourri of stories, poems, lists, palindromes, visual jokes, and random observations about the universal delights and conundrums of childhood."*
Reminiscent of classics like Falling Up from Shel Silverstein, this 80-page black-and-white book is meant for sharing and taps into the delightfully inquisitive world of a child.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal said it best:
So . . . this book is full of stuff I've always wondered about . . .
- Did Miss Mary Mack have friends who liked other colors?
- Could everything important about the world be summarized in a poem that rhymes?
- How do moms always know when you're about to sneak a cookie?
- Who hid something under the Tooth Fairy's pillow when she was a little girl?
Inside you will find stories, short poems, lists, palindromes, visual treats, and random observations. Some parts are happy, some sad-ish, some silly, some serious, some crunchy, some with a soft center.
You can open the book up anywhere and read. So the beginning could be the end, and the end could be the beginning. But I guess the middle is always the middle. . . .
P.S. Aren't Paul's drawings the best?!
—Amy Krouse Rosenthal
*School Library Journal
Uni is generous, and plans to give Silkie a special present for his birthday. Oh no! Uni loses the present on the way to the party! Is the gift lost for good? What can Uni give instead? And what will Uni discover along the way?
Uni the unicorn is a charming and relatable character! Fans of the picture books, as well as new Uni fans, will be excited to join this bighearted unicorn and friends on a new adventure of learning about disappointment and gratitude. Look for all the Uni readers:
Uni the Unicorn Bakes a Cake
Uni the Unicorn Goes to School
Uni's First Sleepover
Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
From bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and award-winning artist Gracia Lam, a "delightful" read-aloud book about a child's day, told solely through words beginning with the first three letters of the alphabet. (The New York Times)
New York Times best-selling picture-book author Amy Krouse Rosenthal teams with award-winning artist Gracia Lam to tell the sweet, simple story of a young child's typical day—from morning to bedtime. Like the title, each scene is described in three-word "ABC" phrases, such as "All Begins Cheerily" and "Always Be Curious." Secret "ABC" scenes hidden throughout the artwork—as a secondary "seek and find" game of sorts—encourage multiple readings and reward close-looking. An ideal read-aloud book to read just after waking or just before bed.
Sure to entertain and engage young readers, this book turns the ABC's inside out. Kids will laugh at the quirky illustrations and clever wordplay, while wondering where the alphabet really did get its order.