The Wonder Book by Amy Krouse RosenthalThe Wonder Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The Wonder Book

byAmy Krouse Rosenthal

Hardcover | February 9, 2010

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From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, "a joyous, totally original potpourri of stories, poems, lists, palindromes, visual jokes, and random observations about the universal delights and conundrums of childhood."*

Reminiscent of classics like Falling Up from Shel Silverstein, this 80-page black-and-white book is meant for sharing and taps into the delightfully inquisitive world of a child.

Amy Krouse Rosenthal said it best:

Hello, You! 

So . . . this book is full of stuff I've always wondered about . . .


  • Did Miss Mary Mack have friends who liked other colors?
  • Could everything important about the world be summarized in a poem that rhymes?
  • How do moms always know when you're about to sneak a cookie?
  • Who hid something under the Tooth Fairy's pillow when she was a little girl?

Inside you will find stories, short poems, lists, palindromes, visual treats, and random observations. Some parts are happy, some sad-ish, some silly, some serious, some crunchy, some with a soft center.

You can open the book up anywhere and read. So the beginning could be the end, and the end could be the beginning. But I guess the middle is always the middle. . . .

P.S. Aren't Paul's drawings the best?!

—Amy Krouse Rosenthal

*School Library Journal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is aNew York Timesbestselling author of books for children and grown-ups. Her children's books includePlant 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!, andExclamation Mark(Tom Lichtenheld);Spoon and ...
Title:The Wonder BookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.25 inPublished:February 9, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061429740

ISBN - 13:9780061429743


Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Wonder Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Paul Schmid One of the joys of working with children's books is finding a book that brings me right back to the joy of being a child. I adore poetry that makes me smile from ear to ear. I grew up loving Shel Silverstein, and I can still recall the dangers of picking your nose if you're Captain Hook. And I adore, absolutely adore Amy Krouse Rosenthal's newest book, The Wonder Book. It is full of pure, radiant, youthful joy - with a healthy dash of silliness thrown in for good measure.
Date published: 2017-11-26