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).
"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!
Crafts & Activities
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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.