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Three adorable characters in three adorable board books! These clever twists on dinnertime, bedtime, and clean-up time will delight all the little mess-makers, picky eaters, and night owls in your life.
This scrumptious follow-up to the bestselling Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons captures the spirit of the holiday season. From making the same kind of cookies at the same time each year (tradition) to decorating them with lots of sprinkles (celebrate), youngsters will gobble up vocabulary words and holiday lessons in this charming dictionary of sorts. Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s timeless morsels of wisdom paired with Jane Dyer’s cozy illustrations are as irresistible as the aroma of cookies fresh from the oven. Go ahead, take another bite!
A punctuation mark feels bad that he does not fit in with the others until a friend reveals the possibilities that exist when differences are accepted.
In this clever and literal play on words, OK is turned on its side, upside down, and right side up to show that being OK can really be quite great. Whether OK personifies an OK skipper, an OK climber, an OK lightning bug catcher, or an OK whatever there is to experience, ok is an OK place to be. And being OK just may lead to the discovery of what makes one great. With spare yet comforting illustrations and text, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld celebrate the real skills and talents children possess, encouraging and empowering them to discover their own individual strengths and personalities. All ages
Uni the unicorn believes that little girls are real.
The bestselling author of Encyclopedia an Ordinary Life returns with a literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human. Ten years after her beloved, groundbreaking Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, #1 New York Times bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal delivers a book full of her distinct blend of nonlinear narrative, wistful reflections, and insightful wit. It is a mighty, life-affirming work that sheds light on all the ordinary and extraordinary ways we are connected. Like she did with Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, Amy Krouse Rosenthal ingeniously adapts a standard format–a textbook, this time–to explore life’s lessons and experiences into a funny, wise, and poignant work of art. Not exactly a memoir, not just a collection of observations, Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a beautiful exploration into the many ways we are connected on this planet and speaks to the awe, bewilderment, and poignancy of being alive. “…a groundbreaking new twist on the traditional literary experience… Textbook is a delightful collection of interesting scenarios that directly point to life lessons. Rosenthal manages to spotlight grand moments and everyday moments with equal curiosity, proving that it can be both a privilege — and petrifying — to peek into one’s humanity.”–Associated Press “Rosenthal is a marvel… a talented storyteller with an experimental flair for formatting… This engaging, playful, and clever glimpse into one woman’s life offers lots of photographs, graphic illustrations, and diagrams, resulting in a book that will make readers smile as their notions of story delivery expand.” –Booklist
A memoir in bite-size chunks from the author of the viral Modern Love column “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” “[Rosenthal] shines her generous light of humanity on the seemingly humdrum moments of life and shows how delightfully precious they actually are.” —The Chicago Sun-Times How do you conjure a life? Give the truest account of what you saw, felt, learned, loved, strived for? For Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the surprising answer came in the form of an encyclopedia. In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life she has ingeniously adapted this centuries-old format for conveying knowledge into a poignant, wise, often funny, fully realized memoir. Using mostly short entries organized from A to Z, many of which are cross-referenced, Rosenthal captures in wonderful and episodic detail the moments, observations, and emotions that comprise a contemporary life. Start anywhere—preferably at the beginning—and see how one young woman’s alphabetized existence can open up and define the world in new and unexpected ways. An ordinary life, perhaps, but an extraordinary book.
First there was Spoon. Then came Chopsticks. Now the last… Straw! The final entry in a trio of favorite “punny” tales reminds readers to savor life’s little pleasures, from beloved bestselling and award-winning author Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Straw has always had a great thirst for being first, slurping up anything in sight and rushing straight to the finish in every situation. But when his speedy streak gets the best of him, it takes a friend to show Straw how to take his time and drink in the amazing world around him. A companion to Spoon and Chopsticks, this warm and wise story–packed with the clever puns synonymous with this popular series–celebrates the joys of slowing down. Don’t miss these other titles in the Spoon series: Spoon and Chopsticks
Soon to be a Netflix Film in March 2021! From the New York Times bestselling creators of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld, a funny look at the one day of the year that can compete with Christmas for children’s affection: YES DAY! No matter how silly the request, there is one day a year when kids always receive a positive response: Can I have pizza for breakfast? YES! Can we have a food fight? YES! Can I stay up really late? YES! The simple text coupled with delightful illustrations will send kids on a journey into their wildest wishes. With humor and appreciation for life’s little pleasures, Yes Day! captures the excitement of being a kid. Jennifer Garner uses Yes Day! as inspiration for an annual magical day of all things YES with her children. She was a little worn out after 24 hours of pure YES in 2017, but she still praised Yes Day! as “a fantastic children’s book.”
Hello, You! So . . . this book is full of stuff I’ve always wondered about . . . Like: Did Miss Mary Mack have friends who liked other colors? Could everything important about the world be summarized in a poem that rhymes? How do Moms always know when you’re about to sneak a cookie? Who hid something under the Tooth Fairy’s pillow when she was a little girl? Inside you will find stories, short poems, lists, palindromes, visual treats, and random observations. Some parts are happy, some sad-ish, some silly, some serious, some crunchy, some with a soft center. You can open the book up anywhere and read. So the beginning could be the end, and the end could be the beginning. But I guess the middle is always the middle. . . . P.S. aren’t Paul’s drawings the best?!
It’s not fair! All Little Owl wants is to go to bed at a reasonable hour, like his friends do. But no . . . Mama and Papa say little owls have to stay up late and play. So Little Owl spends all night jumping on his bed, playing on the jungle gym, and doing tricks on his skateboard but he’s hooting mad about it! Children who have a hard time going to bed will love this fun twist on the universal dilemma.
Wonderful things are being invented every day in Al Pha’s world-fire, the wheel, even shadows! His big chance to be part of history comes when the King announces that the twenty-six recently invented letters need to be put in order. Al makes a bet with himself that he’s the man for the job. Through a series of funny events, he eventually finds the perfect order for the letters, and the king rewards him by naming his creation the “Alphabet.” Sure to entertain and engage young readers, this book turns the ABC’s inside out. Kids will laugh at the quirky illustrations and clever wordplay, while wondering where the alphabet really did get its order.
“New York Times”-bestselling author Rosenthal captures parents’ desire to be ever-present in this simple and touching poem offering reassurance of their love, now available in a board book. Full color.
The #1 New York Times bestseller that Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb calls “a beautiful, beautiful book.” The bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and her daughter Paris Rosenthal collaborate to bring you the heartwarming and inspiring Dear Girl, Dear Girl, is a love letter written for the special girl in your life; a gentle reminder that she’s powerful, strong, and holds a valuable place in the world. Through Amy and Paris’s charming text and Holly Hatam’s stunning illustrations, any girl reading this book will feel that she’s great just the way she is—whether she enjoys jumping in a muddy puddle, has a face full of freckles, or dances on table tops. Dear Girl, encourages girls to always be themselves and to love who they are—inside and out. Dear Girl, This book is for you. Wonderful, smart, beautiful you. If you ever need a reminder, just turn to any page in this book and know that you are special and you are loved. —Amy and Paris Celebrate graduations, birthdays, and other events with the lasting gift of this remarkable book.
Children show that even when you have an unpleasant Sad for no Reason Day, an Itchy Sweater Day, or an Annoying Sibling Day, you can expect a better day tomorrow.
If Little Pea doesn’t eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What’s a young pea to do? Children who have trouble swallowing their veggies will love the way this pea-size picture book serves up a playful story they can relate to.
“When a cold snap hits, Uni must use her special powers to help bring spring back to the Land of Unicorns, and keep all the animals from freezing”–
From the award-winning author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it! Readers will find more than just Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s signature humor herethere’s also a subtle lesson for kids who don’t know when to let go of an argument. A smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side, Duck! Rabbit! makes it easy to agree on one thing—reading it again! Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.
Friends shape who we are. They make us laugh. They fill us with fun. They stand by us during life’s up and downs. And even when we disagree with our friends, if they’re tried-and-true, they don’t stay bent out of shape for long. That’s the beauty of a good buddy. This joyous book rejoices in the simple beauties of friendship, and reminds readers of all ages that it’s good to have a group of pals.
From bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and award-winning artist Gracia Lam, a “delightful” read-aloud book about a child’s day, told solely through words beginning with the first three letters of the alphabet. (The New York Times) New York Times best-selling picture-book author Amy Krouse Rosenthal teams with award-winning artist Gracia Lam to tell the sweet, simple story of a young child’s typical day—from morning to bedtime. Like the title, each scene is described in three-word “ABC” phrases, such as “All Begins Cheerily” and “Always Be Curious.” Secret “ABC” scenes hidden throughout the artwork—as a secondary “seek and find” game of sorts—encourage multiple readings and reward close-looking. An ideal read-aloud book to read just after waking or just before bed.
In this sparkly, magical sequel to the “New York Times” bestseller “Uni the Unicorn, ” Uni, who believes that little girls are real, and the little girl who believes in unicorns finally meet and work together to save a magical land. Full color.
Uni is eager to learn how to use her horn to fix things, but her teacher, Mr. Wise, says she must practice her magic and also use her heart.
When it’s Mommy’s bedtime, she begs her little girl — Five more minutes? Ok, but then brush your teeth! But then Mommy wants another glass of water…another story…luckily this little girl is very patient! A hilarious reversal of the classic bedtime routine in which a little girl puts Mommy (and then Daddy) to bed.
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.
Everyone knows cookies taste good, but these cookies also have something good to say. Open this delectable book to any page and you will find out something about life. Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons is a new kind of dictionary, one that defines mysteries such as “fair” and “unfair” and what it really means to “cooperate.” The book is by turns clever, honest, inspirational, and whimsical. Go ahead, take a bite!
Little Miss will be a big sis. . . . In the perfect follow-up to Plant a Kiss, Little Miss anticipates the momentous arrival of a new baby . . . and then experiences the wonders of being a big sis. New York Times bestselling team Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds have created a one-of-a-kind ode to the bestest big sisters everywhere.
A journal for recording the funny, odd, and poignant things your child says.
Meet Spoon. He’s always been a happy little utensil. But lately, he feels like life as a spoon just isn’t cutting it. He thinks Fork, Knife, and The Chopsticks all have it so much better than him. But do they? And what do they think about Spoon? A book for all ages, Spoon serves as a gentle reminder to celebrate what makes us each special.
Uses colorful illustrations to demonstrate examples of “wordles,” or wordplay phrases that sound alike but have different meanings, including “I see” and “icy,” and “I scream” and “ice cream.”
“Written by Candice Ransom; interior illustrations by Lissy Marlin”–Copyright page.
A 9-month journal by Amy K. 96 two-color pages w/concealed wire-o binding.
Little Miss planted a kiss. . . . One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving from New York Times bestselling team Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds. Now a board book!
Little Oink is a neat little fellow. Clean, clean, clean, that’s all he wants to do. But Mama and Papa won’t have it! They say in order to be a proper pig he has to learn to make a proper mess. What’s a little pig to do? Now available as a board book, Little Oink shows Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace applying their traditionally wry humor to the issue of cleaning up, in a laugh-out-loud romp that is sure to make readers giggle with recognition.
One Smart Cookie offers a fresh batch of words that encompasses everything you might say to a child, whether it’s the first day of preschool or the last day of high school. Cookie-centric definitions range from wanting to know everything about cookies (curious) to thinking carefully about what kind of cookies to make for your friend (ponder). This book mixes Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s morsels of wisdom with the delicious illustrations of mother-daughter duo Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer. This is one vocabulary list that will resonate well beyond the school years.
Shares illustrated clues and alphanumeric combinations that substitute numbers for letters with the same sound.
Why’d I get the smaller half? Why don’t you yell at her? Why does my team always lose? Why can’t we have a pet giraffe? Because that’s life. And life can’t always go the way we want it to. But with this delightful and witty book, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld reassure us that everyone, including pigs, planets, and square pegs, sometimes thinks: It’s not fair!
A moo-ving ode to the love between parent and child, from a bestselling team In this sweet picture book, New York Times–bestselling pair Tom Lichtenheld and Amy Krouse Rosenthal present udderly perfect expressions of affection to share between any cow and calf: I love you no matter your moo-d. I love giving you a big s-moo-ch. My love for you is as big as . . . a MOO-SE! With a universal message and warm, funny text that families will read and reread together, this is an exuberant book from two picture book superstars at their best.
Return to the world of the magical bestsellers Uni the Unicorn and Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True with the first original Uni board book! A perfect Valentine’s Day gift for any unicorn lover! In this all-new board book based on the New York Times bestselling Uni the Unicorn, everyone’s favorite unicorn is hoping to receive a valentine from someone very special…YOU! Uni fans will be delighted to return to the magical land of unicorns for this special Valentine’s Day treat.
Meet Chopsticks! They’ve been best friends forever. But one day, this inseparable pair comes to a fork in the road. And for the very first time, they have to figure out how to function apart. From New York Times best-selling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and rising artistic talent Scott Magoon, this witty and inventive tale celebrates both independence and the unbreakable bonds of friendship.
This interactive book may seem to be on your side, reluctant sleeper — but it’s truly a bedtime book in disguise! New from New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Amy Krouse Rosenthal and David Roberts! Here’s how it works: if you can avoid getting to the end of this book, you can avoid bedtime, simple as that. (It’s a pretty sweet deal, actually.) But each time you blink, you have to turn a page. Those are just the rules. So whatever you do, DON’T BLINK! From New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Amy Krouse Rosenthal and David Roberts comes a playful, super-duper interactive bedtime story, narrated by a cheeky stuffed owl. Kids love a challenge, and you can bet they’ll do their darndest to rise to the one set out in Don’t Blink!…especially when bedtime is on the line!
“Uni’s magical horn taps the prettiest flowers in the Land of the Unicorns, and turns a drab world into a brilliant burst of color.”–
A mother shares the lessons she has learned while raising her three children in a realistic and humorous fashion.
No racing in the haul-ways! From the late, beloved author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a look at seven adorable train cars on their first day of school. All aboard the train-car pool! A new lineup of students is off and rolling to Choo-Choo School. After reciting their classroom rules — Work hard, play fair, be kind — it’s time for some math to get the wheels turning. Then everyone’s ready to climb a hill in gym (it’s good to blow off steam), sing songs in music (Flat Car is a bit off-key), and learn the whole alphabet, especially the letter R. In one of Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s last books, lighthearted verse portrays a world where train stations are classrooms, the conductor doubles as the teacher, and Boxcar is happy to hand out tissues to anyone who ah-choo-choos. Bright, energetic illustrations by animation artist Mike Yamada bring the whole clickety crew to rollicking life.
Bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s warm and hilarious guide to motherhood “Mother” may be the most underappreciated job title of all time, as any woman who has raised children can confirm. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, proud mother of three, can certainly attest to that fact, which is why she has chosen to compile a “scrapbook” of the kinds of things any disheartened or overwhelmed mother needs to hear. She provides encouragement for women who want to start families but are afraid to, and support for women who already have families and sometimes wish they’d never started. With Rosenthal’s signature humor mixed with plenty of wisdom and a good dose of reassurance, she reminds moms that it’s ok if their kids don’t like them all the time, that every mom fantasizes about running away, and that moms should take joy in the things they can do better than their kids can—important things, like drawing a piece of toast. Moms will laugh out loud at Rosenthal’s descriptions of chaotic, exhausting, hilarious scenes all moms know too well, and ultimately feel the warmth, joy, and purpose that makes mothering the rewarding job it is. The handy format makes this book perfect for picking up between warming bottle fluid, doing laundry, and putting away toys. Rosenthal’s advice will ring true to mothers (and mothers-to-be) of all ages.
Readers are asked to provide objects, which are then inserted in blank spaces in the rhyming story about a child’s active day.
Presents random thoughts on different subjects, including movies, restaurants, death, olives, sex, and answering machines
Uni the Unicorn helps her friend to bake and frost a cake they hope will win a contest
A journal of memories from the proposal to I Do! by Amy K. Rosenthal.
An original picture book about a unicorn from bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Plant a Kiss). In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there’s no such thing as unicorns, Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! No matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are real. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her. This refreshing and sweet story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true. This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.
Featuring artwork by Tom Lichtenheld from the gift book “Holy Cow, I Sure Do Love You!” (coauthored by Amy Krouse Rosenthal), this handy set of notebooks are ideal making to-do lists, jotting down ideas, or any way that suits your mooo-d. The covers are printed in black and white inks on brown craft card stock, and the spines are stitched with red thread. One notebook is lined, one is unlined, and the pocket-sized one has graph paper. The “Holy Cow” collection includes: “Holy Cow I Sure Do Love You!” ISBN 9781419722172 “Holy Cow: Memo Books” (Set of 3 Notebooks) ISBN 9781419722127 “Holy Cow: Thank You So Much” (Notecards) ISBN 9781419722134″
This unique keepsake makes it easy and fun for grandparents to share their stories with their grandchildren. The Grandparent Book is organized into sections, each devoted to a stage of life: childhood, teenhood, adulthood, and (best of all) GRANDHOOD! With prompts for collecting grand memories and pages for grandparents and grandkids to fill out together, this journal is a great fuss-free way to bring generations together.
What can you say about an ordinary life? Well, quite a lot actually. Most of us live them, complain about them, worry, laugh and cry about them. IN a world saturated with stories of the extraordinary lives we aren’t living, Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Encyclopaedia of an Ordinary Life is a delightful celebration of the just plain ordinary, in all its glory. ANXIOUS, THINGS THAT MAKE ME Tran Schedules (. . . even after I’ve confirmed there’s an 8.06, I’ll pull the crinkly little schedule out of my bag and check one more time. And then, as the final coup de grace, I’ll turn to some guy waiting on the platform and ask, ‘You’re waiting for the 8.06, right?’). . . BROTHER My brother, who grew up with three sisters, was I won’t say how many years old when he finally realised that he did not have to wrap a towel around his chest when he came out of the shower. OPINION, FRAGILE FOUNDATION OF STRONG The two people laughing and drinking and carrying on at the next table are annoying, stupid, childishly conspiring, and clearly beneath you, until they invite you over to join them.
This delectable follow-up to the bestselling Cookies and Christmas Cookies defines words that are associated with love. From letting your friend have the last cookie (selfless) to waiting to lick the bowl together (considerate), here is a book for anyone who wants to say I love you. Meanings are illuminated in this different kind of dictionary, which is every bit as heartwarming as the experience of baking cookies with someone you love. Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s sweet little lessons, mixed with warm and inviting illustrations by mother-daughter duo Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer, make for a book that will hit the spot!
Contained in the familiar pleather checkbook holder, Karma Checks consists of two separate booklets–one for Good Karma and one for Bad Karma. The checks are preprinted with messages that apply to common daily scenarios. Good Karma Checks are intended for acknowledging positive moments (receiving an unsolicited favor, being served by a waiter who doesn’t rush the table, having an excellent conversation with a stranger), while Bad Karma Checks are for admonishing bad behavior (talking loudly on a cell phone in a public place, chatting during a movie, stealing a parking spot). Fun to fill out and eminently practical, the Good Karma Checks are perfect for leaving on a recipient’s desk or tucking into a thank-you note. If you aren’t feeling bold enough to actually issue a Bad Karma Check, at least you’ll have the satisfaction of glaring at the perpetrator as you privately write one out! 60 pages, 6 3/8 x 3 5/8 inches
Muses on the joys and realities of raising children in the 1990s
“Uni is generous, and plans to give Silkie a special present for his birthday”–
The magical story of friendship, unicorns, and the power of believing is now available as a book and toy set! In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there’s no such thing as unicorns, Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! No matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are real. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her. This refreshing and sweet story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true. This special edition includes a smaller Paper-over-Board edition of Uni the Unicorn along with a Uni plush toy!
Uni the Unicorn, the only unicorn who believes kids are real, slides down a double rainbow to visit friends on earth. Uni the Unicorn visits her best friend in the real world. Now everyone will know that unicorns exist, and Uni is real after all. But when the little girl introduces Uni to her family and friends, they can’t see the unicorn. Then with the power of believing and Uni’s magic horn, one little boy begins to see something. And one by one all the kids gradually begin to believe in magic. And as the real world grows brighter and brighter…all kinds of other magical creatures begin to appear, ending the book with the most dazzling array of imaginary creatures. Paris Rosenthal,the daughter of the late Amy Krouse Rosenthal, wrote this as a tribute to her mom.
Encourages readers to accept and love themselves as they are and advises them to be confident, curious, adaptable, and willing to speak up.
If you’re a new mom, you’re probably too delirious with joy (read: sleep deprivation) to spend much time writing notes, Here is a set of postcards designed to help you stay in touch with the outside world, even if you’re too exhausted to finish your own sentences. 32 postcards, 4 each of 8 designs, 5 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches, in a Velcro-enclosed envelope
With a delightfully edited collection of children’s quotes paired with exquisite, fanciful collage artwork, this lovely keepsake journal serves as a lasting keepsake of children’s observations that are brilliant, hilarious, and wonderful.
Beautiful board book editions of Uni the Unicorn and Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True are now available in a gifty boxed set! Unicorn lovers, rejoice! Both of these New York Times bestselling modern classics are available in scrumptious board book editions, packaged beautifully in this boxed set that’s perfect for baby showers, birthday gifts, and unicorn parties!
Last updated on Monday, June 7, 2021