LitWorld asked Amy: What would you miss most if I couldn't read or write?
Amy: That's a bit like asking me, what would I miss most if I couldn't breathe?! :) I'm incredibly enamored by-- and attached to-- the act of reading and writing, just as I am to my habit of breathing. If I couldn't read/write/breathe, I literally wouldn't be here... wouldn't be here to offer up these very words... wouldn't be here at my computer writing books and things... wouldn't be here on this earth inhaling and exhaling and taking in the wonders of this world.
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! and The OK Book, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld; Spoon, illustrated by Scott Magoon; and most recently The Wonder Book, illustrated by Paul Schmid. 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 whoisamy.com and for real in Chicago. She has graciously agreed to give-away copies of the two awesome read-alouds Duck! Rabbit! and Little Pea at several World Read Aloud Day Events. Thanks Amy!