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Awake Beautiful Child

Amy Krouse Rosenthal Gracia Lam

32 pages
Mcsweeney's Literary Arts Fund

From bestselling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and award-winning artist Gracia Lam, a "delightful" read-aloud book about a child's day, told solely through words beginning with the first three letters of the alphabet. (The New York Times)

New York Times best-selling picture-book author Amy Krouse Rosenthal teams with award-winning artist Gracia Lam to tell the sweet, simple story of a young child's typical day—from morning to bedtime. Like the title, each scene is described in three-word "ABC" phrases, such as "All Begins Cheerily" and "Always Be Curious." Secret "ABC" scenes hidden throughout the artwork—as a secondary "seek and find" game of sorts—encourage multiple readings and reward close-looking. An ideal read-aloud book to read just after waking or just before bed.

Author Bio

Amy Krouse Rosenthal creates books for children (such as this one), books for adults (such as Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life), and tiny films (such as The Beckoning of Lovely). She lives on a tree-lined street with her family in Chicago.

Gracia Lam is an illustrator born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto, Canada. She likes to reinvent everyday objects and mundane environments. This is her first children's book.