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This Plus That: Life's Little Equations (Hardcover)

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Jen Corace (Illustrator)
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June 2011 Indie 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


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.

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 Plant a Kiss (illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds); Little Pea and This Plus That (Jen Corace); Cookies: Bit-Size Life Lessons (Jane Dyer); Duck! Rabbit!, The OK Book, Yes Day!, and Exclamation Mark (Tom Lichtenheld); Spoon and Chopsticks (Scott Magoon); The Wonder Book (Paul Schmid); Uni the Unicorn (Brigette Barrager); and Awake Beautiful Child (Gracia Lam). Her work for grown-ups includes the memoir Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and the film project The Beckoning of Lovely. Amy lives online at and for real 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 illustrated many bestselling children s books includingLittle Pea, Little Hoot, Little Oink, Hansel and Gretel, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, and Telephone.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061726552
ISBN-10: 0061726559
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: April 26th, 2011
Pages: 40
Language: English