This Plus That (Hardcover)

Life's Little Equations

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Jen Corace (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780061726552, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

List Price: 14.99*
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Summer 2011 Kids' Next List

“Equations + imagination + Amy Krouse Rosenthal = delightful! In Rosenthal's charming new book, simple arithmetic equations illuminate the elements that make life wonderful. Whether it's sharing secrets with a best friend or building a giant snowman, memorable moments are broken down into their most basic components. Rosenthal's endearing concept is caputred beautifully by Jen Corace's colorful illustrations.”
— Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
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Description

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a delightful book of fanciful equations.

Whether it's "wishes + frosting = birthday" or "birds + buds = spring," each equation is a small delight. This Plus That proves that life's total experience is always greater than the sum of its parts.

This book can be used to introduce equations or even some basic life lessons. Its warm and amusing tone invites readers to come up with their own life equations, and it makes a creative gift.



About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote more than thirty picture books, including the New York Times bestsellers I Wish You More, Uni the Unicorn, Plant a Kiss, and Exclamation Mark. A contributor to National Public Radio, a TED collaborator and speaker, a filmmaker, and the author of two groundbreaking adult memoirs, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Amy raised her three children with her husband on a tree-lined street in Chicago.



Jen Corace is an artist and freelance illustrator who lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. Originally from the suburbs of southern New Jersey, she eventually made her way to the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a BFA in illustration. Jen has previously collaborated with Amy Krouse Rosenthal on Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Hoot.