Amy Krouse Rosenthal was a person who liked to make things.


Amy Krouse Rosenthal was a person who liked to make things.

Some things she liked to make:
Children's books.
Grown-up books.
Short films.
Connections with the universe.
Something out of nothing.

According to The New York Times, Amy's award-winning children's books "radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting." Her 30+ books for children include Little Pea, Uni the Unicorn, I Wish You More, Exclamation Mark, Spoon, Chopsticks, Duck! Rabbit!, The OK Book, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, Plant a Kiss, and Dear Girl, which she co-authored with her daughter.

As for her adult work, Amazon named Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life one of the top 10 memoirs of the decade. Her second interactive memoir, Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal, was the first of its kind.

Her viral videos include The Beckoning of LovelyThe Money TreeThe Kindness Thought BubbleThe Wisdom Project, and Life is a Marathon.

She was a contributor to the TED conference and NPR.

Her final essay, You May Want to Marry My Husband, was published in the New York Times Modern Love column ten days before she died in March 2017. It immediately went viral, and became one of the most-read essays that year. To date, it has been read by over four million people across the globe.

Amy lived with her family on a tree-lined street in Chicago.

Read her New York Times obituary here.