Looking back over five and a half years of reviews on Shelf-employed, I'm shocked and surprised that I've never reviewed a book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal or Tom Lichtenheld. A bad error of omission on my part I assure you, since several of my favorites are by the talented twosome - most notably,
- Spoon (which never fails to crack me up)
- Little Pea (who, I just found out, has his own theme song!)
- Duck! Rabbit! (one of the best 2-person reads for storytime and a favorite for school visits)
- Cloudette (who is just irresistibly adorable!)
As a matter of fact, it occurs to me that other than Jon Scieszka, Amy Krouse Rosenthal is my most frequent companion on school visits.
In any case, I've had a copy of ! in my bag that I've been meaning to review for months, and now the book has been published and everyone already knows that it's wonderful, but I'll chime in with my agreement.
It is a great and wonderful talent to be able to impart knowledge and compassion in the cloak of humor. If everyone could do it, we'd all be smarter and happier for it; but not everyone can. So, when you find an offering by two people with just such talents, Amy Krause Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld, grab it, read it, and share it. You won't be disappointed.
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"typeset in Brandon Grotesque and Mrs. Eaves. The illustrations were rendered in ink and other exciting materials."
See what I mean? Even the copyright page sounds fun!
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