This Plus That: Life's Little Equations

This Plus That: Life's Little Equations


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From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a delightful book of fanciful equations.

Whether it's "wishes + frosting = birthday" or "birds + buds = spring," each equation is a small delight. This Plus That proves that life's total experience is always greater than the sum of its parts.

This book can be used to introduce equations or even some basic life lessons. Its warm and amusing tone invites readers to come up with their own life equations, and it makes a creative gift.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061726552
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/26/2011
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 256,173
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote more than thirty picture books, including the New York Times bestsellers I Wish You More, Uni the Unicorn, Plant a Kiss, and Exclamation Mark. A contributor to National Public Radio, a TED collaborator and speaker, a filmmaker, and the author of two groundbreaking adult memoirs, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Amy raised her three children with her husband on a tree-lined street in Chicago.

Jen Corace is an artist and freelance illustrator who lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. Originally from the suburbs of southern New Jersey, she eventually made her way to the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated with a BFA in illustration. Jen has previously collaborated with Amy Krouse Rosenthal on Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Hoot.

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This Plus That: Life's little Equations 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
kzrobin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a book that showed how certain things in life add up to other things. For instance red + orange + yellow + green + blue + purple = rainbow. It would be cute to read to very young children. They could even come up with some equations on their own.
jlbenson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I LOVE this book! I love the author's idea to use simple math equations to show every day life combinations. The illustrations are fun and very appealing to children. I read this book to my kids as a way to introduce my math lesson. We discussed the simple equations done with words instead of numbers. My kiddos really enjoyed it! Next, I think it would be fun to read this book again and have the kids try and make their own word equations.
cassielanzas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This Plus That: Life's Little Equations is a cute math application picture book. The pictures are hand drawn and filled in with watercolor or gouache. Each page lists a new equation and a fun picture. For example "yes + no = maybe" and "chores / everyone = family." The book also instills little lessons within each equation. It gently reminds the reader that eye rolling does not equal a sincere apology. My favorite formula is the last one "(every star in the sky + the sun + the moon) x my heart = love you to the infinite power".I think this book would work well with math reluctant students to see a broader aspect of math and combining things. It could also help writing reluctant math oriented students be more excited about writing. I think writing equations like the ones in the book would be a fun assignment.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
great book to use and have kids make up their own equations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't seen a book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal that I didn't like, but this one was an instant favorite. There's a YouTube trailer for this book that gives a very good description, as well. Very, very cute book. We got it at the library and I bought it right away because we had to have it in our collection.