Smiling like Sunshine: Virtual Book Club:This Plus That by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Monday, 15 October 2012

Virtual Book Club:This Plus That by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Welcome to October's Virtual Book Club. This month's author is Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a new to me author. Her books are not well known in the UK and our library doesn't have any of her books. When I browsed her website, I fell in love with her books. I only ordered Spoon and This Plus That but we will be sure to read her other books as well.

When we read the Spoon, Defne enjoyed it so much she took it to school the very next day. Her teacher is so lovely, read it aloud in the class and Defne said her friends enjoyed it, too.

This Plus That: Life's Little Equations must be one of the best children's books I have come across. It is not a story book. I love the way it encourages creativity through maths.

Each equation is clever and inspirational and  accompanied by beautiful illustrations. Some of Defne's favourite equations are:

chalk + jumping = hopscotch
anything + sprinkles = better
balloon + wind = lost

I asked Defne (5years 10 months) to come up with her own equations. She wrote them on the easel:

If you are intrigued, here is a trailer of the book:


Do you have any favourite Rosenthal books? Please share in the comments.

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  1. Great post! My grandson loved Duck! Rabbit!

  2. How fun! I just love the equations! I think I would even have fun coming up with some. :)

  3. I really like her book Chopsticks!

  4. I am so excited about This Plus That. I just checked and my local library has it.

  5. The book sounds lovely. What a sweet concept.


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