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Amy Krouse Rosenthal (1965–2017)

Autor(a) de Duck! Rabbit!

78+ Works 15,479 Membros 899 Críticas 12 Favorited

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal was born in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Tufts University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked in advertising for several years. She wrote both children's and adult books. Her children's books included Little Pea, Little Hoot, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, mostrar mais Duck! Rabbit!, Spoon, The OK Book, Plant a Kiss, I Wish You More, That's Me Loving You, Exclamation Mark!, and Uni the Unicorn. She also wrote a picture book with her daughter Paris entitled Dear Girl. Her books for adults include Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Her short films include The Beckoning of Lovely, The Money Tree, The Kindness Thought Bubble, and Life Is a Marathon. Her essays and articles appeared in The New York Times, Hallmark Magazine, Parenting, O: The Oprah Magazine, and McSweeney's. She was also the host of the radio show Writers' Block Party on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio. She died of ovarian cancer on March 13, 2017 at the age of 51. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Duck! Rabbit! (2009) 1,736 exemplares, 144 críticas
Little Pea (2005) 1,271 exemplares, 63 críticas
Exclamation Mark (2013) 1,192 exemplares, 92 críticas
I Wish You More (2015) 1,027 exemplares, 39 críticas
Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life (2005) 976 exemplares, 42 críticas
Yes Day! (2009) 955 exemplares, 28 críticas
Uni the Unicorn (2014) 802 exemplares, 21 críticas
Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons (2006) 714 exemplares, 53 críticas
Spoon (2009) 618 exemplares, 33 críticas
Little Hoot (2008) 466 exemplares, 22 críticas
Plant a Kiss (2011) 441 exemplares, 38 críticas
Friendshape (2015) 372 exemplares, 12 críticas
The OK Book (2007) 348 exemplares, 37 críticas
Chopsticks (2012) 310 exemplares, 30 críticas
Little Oink (2009) 290 exemplares, 13 críticas
It's Not Fair! (2008) 283 exemplares, 22 críticas
Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons (2008) 250 exemplares, 6 críticas
Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True (2017) 230 exemplares, 6 críticas
Uni's First Sleepover (2019) 215 exemplares
Wumbers (2012) 204 exemplares, 9 críticas
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal (2016) 184 exemplares, 17 críticas
Spoon and more stories about friendship (2011) 175 exemplares, 4 críticas
This Plus That: Life's Little Equations (2011) 174 exemplares, 34 críticas
Don't Blink! (2018) 131 exemplares, 7 críticas
Sugar Cookies: Sweet Little Lessons on Love (2009) 126 exemplares, 12 críticas
That's Me Loving You (2016) 126 exemplares, 6 críticas
One Of Those Days (2006) 116 exemplares, 16 críticas
Bedtime for Mommy (2010) 108 exemplares, 21 críticas
Little Miss, Big Sis (2015) 107 exemplares, 14 críticas
I Scream! Ice Cream!: A Book of Wordles (2013) 93 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Wonder Book (2010) 81 exemplares, 10 críticas
Uni Goes to School (2020) 64 exemplares
Al Pha's Bet (2011) 52 exemplares, 3 críticas
Straw (The Spoon Series (3)) (2020) 47 exemplares, 1 crítica
Uni Bakes a Cake (2020) 39 exemplares
On the Spot: Countless Funny Stories (2017) 35 exemplares, 1 crítica
Uni Brings Spring (2021) 31 exemplares
Awake Beautiful Child (2015) 20 exemplares
Uni and the Perfect Present (2021) 20 exemplares
Uni and the Butterfly (2022) 14 exemplares
A Valentine for Uni the Unicorn (2019) 14 exemplares, 1 crítica
Uni's Wish for Wings (2022) 10 exemplares
Uni Paints a Rainbow (2021) 10 exemplares, 1 crítica
Uni Joins the Team (2023) 9 exemplares
Moo Moo, I Love You (2020) 9 exemplares
Uni's Land of Unicorns (2019) 1 exemplar
A Week in the Life of Me (2015) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

McSweeney's Issue 3: Windfall Republic (1999) — Contribuidor — 95 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Worst Noel: Hellish Holiday Tales (2005) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares, 5 críticas
McSweeney's Issue 2: Blues/Jazz Odyssey (1999) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares, 2 críticas


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Rosenthal, Amy Renee Krouse
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Local de falecimento
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Tufts University (AB|1987)
radio host
children's book author
Foote Cone & Belding
Amy Rennert



When a rainy day makes the Land of the Unicorns seem gray, Uni knows what to do, tapping a series of objects and creatures—an orange fox, the green grass, a blue bird, etc...—and revealing their vibrant colors. Her quick thinking saves the day, and restores her land to is usually bright rainbow...

Published in 2021, Uni Paints a Rainbow is the second board book to feature Uni, following upon the 2019 A Valentine for Uni the Unicorn. The character debuted in the eponymous picture book, Uni the Unicorn, from author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrator Brigette Barrager, before going on to star in an additional picture book from the pair, as well as a picture book from Rosenthal's daughter, Paris. She has also starred in a series of early readers that I have not yet tracked down. Published long after Rosenthal's death in 2017, this one is styled "an Amy Krouse Rosenthal book," with a text that was no doubt written by somebody at Random House, although (unlike the previous board book) the artwork appears to actually be done by Barrager. In any case, this is just a sweet board book about colors, set in Uni's unicorn world. I enjoyed it more than A Valentine for Uni the Unicorn, which did not impress me. Perhaps that's because the Valentine book featured a very awkward rhyming text, and wasn't actually illustrated by Barrager (the front read: "pictures based on art by Brigette Barrager"). However that may be, while there really isn't much to this one, it works fine as a baby's concept book about colors, while also providing some cute unicorn illustrations. I would recommend it to very young children (toddlers and younger) who love Uni, or just unicorns in general, and who appreciate bright illustrations.… (mais)
AbigailAdams26 | Jun 9, 2024 |
Uni, a magical unicorn who believes in little girls with all her heart, whose story began in author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrator Brigette Barrager's eponymous picture book, Uni the Unicorn, before continuing in two additional picture books, one by Rosenthal and one by her daughter, stars in this Valentine's Day board book. The rhyming text describes Uni's desire to grant the reader's wishes, from kisses to sweets, and closes with an invitation to be her valentine...

As someone who enjoyed the picture books about Uni, I picked up A Valentine for Uni the Unicorn with every expectation of pleasure. The first thing I noticed however, was the publication date in 2019. Given that Rosenthal sadly died of cancer in 2017, and that the cover here states that the pictures are "based on art by Brigette Barrager," I concluded that neither original creator was involved with this title. Of course, this isn't all that unusual with series devoted to popular children's book characters, but it is something to note. Unfortunately, while this fact alone wouldn't preclude enjoyment, and while I found the artwork cute, the narrative in this one just felt a little flat to me, with a text that felt more organized around its rhyming structure than geared toward communicating any story or sense of magic. Tastes vary of course, and younger children who love Uni, or just unicorns in general, might still find it enjoyable, so it is to them that I would recommend it.… (mais)
AbigailAdams26 | May 27, 2024 |
A big-eyed little owl sets out the ground rules: every time you blink, you have to turn the page, so the only way to delay (or completely avoid) bedtime is...DON'T BLINK! The owl advises all sorts of strategies, until at last the only one to try is to close your eyes - that way you can't blink. (You CAN fall asleep...but that's okay...morning will be here "in a blink"!)

Very funny - a bedtime version of There's A Monster at the End of This Book.
JennyArch | 6 outras críticas | May 13, 2024 |
book for very early primary, preschool and kindergarten. A little pea doesn't like to eat his candy for dinner, but after he does he gets to eat his vegetables for a treat.
Brianna.phelps | 62 outras críticas | Feb 14, 2024 |



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