Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of more than 20 children's books and of an acclaimed memoir for adults, will talk about her philosophy as a writer at the Lynden Sculpture Garden next week as part of the museum's Women's Speaker Series.
The writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal has published 11 picture books since 2005. Four of those 11 made their debut between February and May of this year, a rate of one a month. But before I tell you how terrific they all are, I should note that according to Rosenthal’s Web site, she has another six slated for release in 2010 and 2011 — a mere three per year. Is she resting on her laurels?
Chicagoan Amy Krouse Rosenthal ponders these questions in "Exclamation Mark" and "Chopsticks," two of her children's books that are so witty that they will entertain adults as well. You can meet the author of 30 children's books, and several for adults, on June 27 as part of Writing Matters: Visiting Authors to Oak Park at the Oak Park Arts Center and Hemingway Museum.