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The Wonder Book
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Paul Schmid


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From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More , Amy Krouse Rosenthal, "a joyous, totally original potpourri of stories, poems, lists, palindromes, visual jokes, and random observations about the universal delights and conundrums of childhood."*

Reminiscent of classics like Falling Up from Shel Silverstein, this 80-page black-and-white book is meant for sharing and taps into the delightfully inquisitive world of a child.  Read more...


 
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Overview

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, "a joyous, totally original potpourri of stories, poems, lists, palindromes, visual jokes, and random observations about the universal delights and conundrums of childhood."*

Reminiscent of classics like Falling Up from Shel Silverstein, this 80-page black-and-white book is meant for sharing and taps into the delightfully inquisitive world of a child.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal said it best:

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?

--Amy Krouse Rosenthal

*School Library Journal


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780061429743
  • ISBN-10: 0061429740
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Publish Date: February 2010
  • Page Count: 80
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 9.39 x 7.34 x 0.52 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Poetry - Humorous
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Humor - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 48.
  • Review Date: 2010-02-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

This waggish collection combines poems, wordplay, and black ink illustrations to Silversteinian effect. Familiar nursery rhymes are comically recast (“This little piggy played the stock market”), puns run rampant, a poem about a “backwards prince” is meant to be read backwards itself, and there are some winning palindromes (“Was it Eliot’s toilet I saw?”). An occasional gag falls flat (“I wonder why people don’t replace them when they take showers?”), but the sheer diversity of silliness ensures that there is something (funny) for everyone. Ages 5–10. (Mar.)

 
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