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This Plus That : Life's Little Equations
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace


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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.  Read more...


 
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More About This Plus That by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; Jen Corace
 
 
 
Overview

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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780061726552
  • ISBN-10: 0061726559
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publish Date: April 2011
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Concepts - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-03-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

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)

 
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