Tuesday, August 16, 2011

This Plus That: Life's Little Equations by Amy Krouse Rosenthal- ESSENTIAL

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse, Corace, Jen. This Plus That: Life’s Little Equations, 40 pgs.  HarperCollins, 2011.  $16.99.  Inside cover:  “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.”  This is a delightful book!  It is beautiful and imaginative. We actually took turns reading pages to see if the other person could guess the answer!  Most of the time we got it right, but sometime we were stumped! We especially loved the things that didn’t add up!  This would be a great book/activity for classrooms.  Students could then brainstorm their own equations and make a class book.  We thoroughly enjoyed it!  EL (K-3).  ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer: SL.

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