Meet Spoon. He's always been a happy little utensil. But lately, he feels like life as a spoon just isn't cutting it. He thinks Fork, Knife, and The Chopsticks all have it so much better than him. But do they? And what do they think about Spoon? A book for all ages, Spoon serves as a gentle reminder to celebrate what makes us each special.
- Hardback | 40 pages
- 218 x 222 x 12mm | 300g
- 07 Apr 2009
- New York, United States
This witty tale evokes a strong sense of family with an underlying message of self-acceptance. Young Spoon is one of a large clan that ranges from measuring spoons to ladles, from refined Aunt Silver to elaborate commemorative spoons to a spork who stands uncertainly to one side. Spoon, with his head on a sugar-packet pillow, enjoys a bedtime story "about his adventurous great-grandmother, who fell in love with a dish and ran off to a distant land." Feeling "blue" (he's perched on a bowl of blueberries), he suffers an identity crisis. Perhaps he'd rather be Knife, who gets to cut and spread, or Fork, who gets to twirl spaghetti, or the "cool and exotic" Chopsticks? But the others envy Spoon as well, for the special things that only a spoon can do, such as measure and relax in a hot cup of tea. Rosenthal takes the daffy concept and runs with it, gracefully folding her lesson into the whimsy. Magoon's expressive line drawings reveal the feelings of the various utensils with wonderful humor and pleasingly muted colors. Hurrah for Spoon! Kirkus"
About 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 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 memories (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 www.amykrouserosenthalfoundation.org.