Why'd I get the smaller half? Why don't you yell at her? Why does my team always lose? Why can't we have a pet giraffe? Because that's life.
And life can't always go the way we want it to. But with this delightful and witty book, Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld reassure us that everyone, including pigs, planets, and square pegs, sometimes thinks: It's not fair!
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Amy Krouse Rosenthal is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children and grown-ups. Her children’s books include the Cookies series, illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer; Duck! Rabbit!, The OK Book, Yes Day!, and It’s Not Fair!, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld; Spoon, illustrated by Scott Magoon; The Wonder Book, illustrated by Paul Schmid; and This Plus That, Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink, illustrated by Jen Corace. 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.From Booklist:
Rosenthal and Lichtenheld, who first collaborated on The OK Book (2007), offer a sensitive, funny look at life’s injustices. On each spread, the diverse young characters air their frustrations: “Why’d I get the smaller half?” “Why now, chicken pox?” Not all of the speakers are kids. There is a three-legged stool that wonders why the neighboring chair gets “an extra leg,” and in a clever conclusion, a book wonders why the story has to end. The rhyming text and singsong rhythm add levity to the litany of complaints, while the colorful, cartoon-style pictures expressively convey the characters’ emotions, from envy to disappointment to wistfulness. A few moments may resonate more with adults, such as in books’ endpapers, which resemble a legal document outlining a lawsuit between siblings over a cookie that’s not divided as promised. Children will welcome the familiar, farcical scenarios, though, and the absence of saccharine sentiments. A good choice for starting discussions about empathy and perspective, this will reassure children that everyone experiences feelings of unfairness. Preschool-Grade 3. --Shelle Rosenfeld
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2008. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061152587