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This Plus That: Life's Little Equations

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ISBN13: 9780061726552
ISBN10: 0061726559
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Publisher Comments:

What comes after 1 + 1?

Just about anything!

In this fanciful collection, Amy Krouse Rosenthal puts together unexpected combinations that always add up to something special. Whether it's "wishes + frosting = birthday" or "birds + buds = spring," each equation is a small delight. This Plus That shows again and again that life's total experience is always greater than the sum of its parts.

Review:

"Rosenthal continues her run of inspired ideas with another collaboration with Corace (Little Pea). Here, in an exercise calculated to delight, she ditches the boring numbers in math equations for words. Two pigtailed girls squabble, then reason with each other. The outcome is a simple sum: 'yes + no = maybe.' The same two girls gossip through a tin-can telephone: 'laughter + keeping secrets + sharing = best friend.' Witty observations — 'anything + sprinkles = better' — alternate with improving messages as well as nods to the seasons, arts, and kid-friendly activities. 'Mumbling + toe staring ≠ polite' accompanies the awkward introduction of one of the pigtailed girls to the other's mother; on the next page, with 'handshake + 'how are you' = polite,' the girl does better. Corace's stylized pen and ink vignettes show a world that's safe and secure; the same family members appear throughout ('tall + coffee = grown-up'), and the activities give evidence of cherished routines ('cozy + smell of pancakes — alarm clock = weekend'). It's the kind of math that children won't have any trouble comprehending. Ages 4 — 8. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children and grown-ups. Her children’s books include the Cookies series, illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer; Duck! Rabbit!, The OK Book, Yes Day!, and It’s Not Fair!, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld; Spoon, illustrated by Scott Magoon; The Wonder Book, illustrated by Paul Schmid; and This Plus That, Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink, illustrated by Jen Corace. Her work for grown-ups includes the memoir Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and the film project The Beckoning of Lovely

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writermala, September 22, 2011 (view all comments by writermala)
This delightful little book is suitable for children as young as the toddler stage, and can be enjoyed up to eight years or so. Amy Rosenthal and Jen Corace have combined splendidly to prove (in words and pictures) that the sum of the parts can be much more than the individual parts; for example "Book + Chair = Cozy" on the back cover gives you an idea of what to expect.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061726552
Author:
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
Corace, Jen
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Concepts
Subject:
Concepts - Words
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in 12 oz
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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Product details 40 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061726552 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rosenthal continues her run of inspired ideas with another collaboration with Corace (Little Pea). Here, in an exercise calculated to delight, she ditches the boring numbers in math equations for words. Two pigtailed girls squabble, then reason with each other. The outcome is a simple sum: 'yes + no = maybe.' The same two girls gossip through a tin-can telephone: 'laughter + keeping secrets + sharing = best friend.' Witty observations — 'anything + sprinkles = better' — alternate with improving messages as well as nods to the seasons, arts, and kid-friendly activities. 'Mumbling + toe staring ≠ polite' accompanies the awkward introduction of one of the pigtailed girls to the other's mother; on the next page, with 'handshake + 'how are you' = polite,' the girl does better. Corace's stylized pen and ink vignettes show a world that's safe and secure; the same family members appear throughout ('tall + coffee = grown-up'), and the activities give evidence of cherished routines ('cozy + smell of pancakes — alarm clock = weekend'). It's the kind of math that children won't have any trouble comprehending. Ages 4 — 8. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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