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That's Life!

Ame Dyckman, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)


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From the New York Times bestselling author of Wolfie the Bunny comes a witty send-up of inspirational greeting card wisdom that reminds readers of life's unpredictability and messiness--and beauty.
After Life literally knocks on their door, one kid discovers that Life is truly what you make it. It's weird and may not always cooperate, but Life's beauty becomes apparent when it's embraced for all of its quirks. This story is filled with tongue-in-cheek idioms that will appeal to readers of all ages and will impart deeper wisdoms about the many milestones and stages of life.

Praise For That's Life!

Praise for That's Life!:
"[H]umorous, kid-friendly, and clever [...] a level of fun that will satisfy readers of all ages."—Kirkus Reviews

"The mood is always upbeat--or, at the very least, maintains a 'dust yourself off and keep going' attitude--with plenty of reminders that whatever life is, it is for sure one wild ride."—Publishers Weekly

"A terrific reminder to readers of all ages that life, in all forms, is worth treasuring."—Booklist

"[Readers] starting a new phase in life (say, kindergarten or a move) may appreciate the physical manifestation of their feelings and assurance that everything will be okay."—BCCB

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316485487, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2020

About the Author

Ame Dyckman is the award-winning author of Dandy, Read the Book, Lemmings!, You Don't Want a Unicorn!, Horrible Bear!, the New York Times bestselling Wolfie the Bunny, and more. Ame's Life led her to New Jersey, where Ame lives with her family, cat, Life, and other book characters. You can visit Ame on Twitter (@AmeDyckman).   Cori Doerrfeld has helped make books about all kinds of animals from rabbits (The Rabbit Listened and Matilda in the Middle) to pigs (The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig). Cori still has some traveling to do, but for now she loves living in Minneapolis, MN with her husband, two children, and little dog. You can visit Cori at