A Tine-less tale.
After I read Spoon the first time, I wondered: how has this not been written before? It’s got all the ingredients of a spoon-to-be classic: a little spoon, envious of knife, fork and chopsticks and their disparate talents, embarks on a countertop journey to discover what makes him unique. From the amazing Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Little Pea, Duck! Rabbit!, Uni the Unicorn).
Spoon is published by Disney Hyperion Books.
"The details included in Magoon’s artwork are laugh-out-loud funny: in the Spoon family photo, black-sheep Spork can be seen looking woeful off to the side; there is a cute gag about a dish who ran away with a spoon; and the depiction of the Chopsticks as a couple of deadly serious ballroom dancers prancing around a plate of sushi is indelible. Rosenthal’s creation is adorable and funny and will be embraced by both children and parents." —Booklist
Real Simple magazine called Spoon a “future classic.”
One of Parents 20 Best Children's Books of 2009
New York Times Book Review article also has the scoop on Spoon. Wow! Read it.
An epicurean’s review can be found here.
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blogged about it.
Indie Bound “Next List” pick for Summer 2009!
Selected Top 13 Best Children’s Book for Family Literacy
Please Touch Museum Book Award
Society of Illustrators The Original Art juried show acceptance
Scholastic Book Club selection
Spoon and Chopstick's origins revealed in this blog post by author Amy Krouse Rosenthal!
Here's an activity idea for Spoon: draw a family portrait using an everyday, household object. Thanks to the Guiteras Elementary School library for the link!
Signed fine art prints for sale
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"Spoon" is a sweet story that deals with the jealousy and sadness people feel comparing their lives and talents with those around them. Spoon is feeling morose about his life because Knife and Fork are much more exciting, only to discover that Fork and Knife are experiencing the same insecurities and dissatisfacton. Sparked some valuable discussion around feelings of others and understanding human nature, or I suppose cutlery nature. What are some of your favourite books about feelings? Author Amy Krouse Rosenthal Illustrator Scott Magoon . .@missamykr @skortch @disneybooks #bookstoread #bookstagram #books #bookcollection #bookrecommendation #bookreview #readmorebooks #readstagram #readaloud #bedtimestory #earlylearning #earlychildhoodeducation #kidslit #kidsbookstagram #childrensbooks #childrensillustration #picturebooks #teachersofinstagram #teach #familyfun #toddlersofinstagram #toddlerlife #kindergarten #grade1 #letstalk #antique #babiesofinstagram
Behind the Scenes
Here are some sketches I created while working on Spoon:
See Spoon come to life in this stirring animated short by Scholastic’s Weston Woods! This is a preview of the full-length presentation and is wonderfully narrated by the author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal.