It's Not Fair!by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld
In their second collaborative effort, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld pair charming drawings with simple, yet undeniably true statements that every kid - and grown-up - can relate to. Why am I the one that gets yelled at? Why′d I get chicken pox on the day of the party? Why do I have to wear glasses? Why can′t I have a pet
In their second collaborative effort, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld pair charming drawings with simple, yet undeniably true statements that every kid - and grown-up - can relate to. Why am I the one that gets yelled at? Why′d I get chicken pox on the day of the party? Why do I have to wear glasses? Why can′t I have a pet giraffe?
With hilarity and tender insight, Rosenthal and Lichtenheld don′t attempt to answer the great mysteries of life-they just want to reassure us that everyone, including pigs, planets and square pegs, sometimes think: it′s not fair!
PreS-Gr 1- This attempt to poke fun at one of the most familiar childhood complaints is framed by endpapers clearly aimed at earning grown-up chuckles-they show a pseudo-lawsuit drawn up by the firm of "Fullglass and Milk, P.C." and filed in the "Circuit Court of Fairness." The text consists of questions about particular pieces of bad luck or perceived slights that range from the division of cookies to a child who must wear glasses. "Why does she get brand-new shoes?/"Why does my team always lose?" The joke is stretched, although thinly, to include complaints from animals, inanimate objects, monsters, and planets. The structure and rhythm of the text falter from time to time, but the cartoon illustrations give the narrative a lively yet simple look with lots of emotion-mostly indignation and sadness-captured in just a few lines. This book will be well received by those who know the inherent injustices of childhood all too well, and the repeated refrain will invite participation in groups and one-on-one sharing.-Jane Marino, Bronxville Public Library, NY
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- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children and grown-ups. Her children's books include Plant a Kiss (illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds); Little Pea and This Plus That (Jen Corace); Cookies: Bit-Size Life Lessons (Jane Dyer); Duck! Rabbit!, The OK Book, Yes Day!, and Exclamation Mark (Tom Lichtenheld); Spoon and Chopsticks (Scott Magoon); The Wonder Book (Paul Schmid); Uni the Unicorn (Brigette Barrager); and Awake Beautiful Child (Gracia Lam). Her work for grown-ups includes the memoir Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and the film project The Beckoning of Lovely. Amy lives online at www.whoisamy.com and for real in Chicago.
Tom Lichtenheld is the author and illustrator of What Are You So Grumpy About?, What's with This Room?, and Everything I Know About Pirates and the illustrator of his first two collaborations with Amy Krouse Rosenthal, The OK Book and It's Not Fair! He lives in Geneva, Illinois.
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