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Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote more than thirty picture books, including Spoon, Chopsticks and Straw; Little Pea; and the #1 New York Times bestsellers I Wish You More and Dear Girl (cowritten with her daughter, Paris Rosenthal). A contributor to National Public Radio, TED collaborator and speaker, filmmaker, the creator of a speciality line of keepsake journals, and the author of two groundbreaking adult memoirs (Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal), she raised her three children with her husband on a tree-lined street in Chicago. For more about Amy’s life, work, and the Foundation formed in her memory, please see

Scott Magoon is the author and illustrator of Linus The Little Yellow Pencil, Breathe, and The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!. He has also illustrated many other books by other authors including Spoon, Chopsticks, and Straw by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; The Nuts series by Eric Litwin; Rescue & Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship by Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes; and Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman. Scott lives in Massachusetts, and his website is
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