Why the title Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal? Because each piece of prose is organized into classic subjects such as Social Studies, Music, and Language Arts. Because textbook would accurately describe a book with a first-of-its-kind interactive text messaging component. Because textbook is an expression meaning “quintessential”—Oh, that wordplay and unconventional format is so typical of her, so textbook AKR. Because if an author’s previous book has the word encyclopedia in the title, following up with a textbook would be rather nice.
This is an interesting, humorous read, which I finished in three days. It’s an insightful memoir of the author’s life, filled with random insights, memories, and moments. Included are some drawings, charts, and diagrams. In a way, I see this book as a diary. In fact, it may have inspired some new writing ideas for me. I’m happy for having the opportunity to read this book.
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal will be available on August 9, 2016. Feel free to post your comments. Happy reading!
*I received this copy from Dutton Books, in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal writes for both adults and children. She has written more than thirty children’s picture books, including Little Pea, Spoon, Exclamation Mark, Duck! Rabbit!, Uni the Unicorn, and I Wish You More. Amy is a contributor to public radio, YouTube, and TED. She resides digitally at whoisamy.com and for real in Chicago.