Spoon by Amy Krouse RosenthalSpoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Spoon

byAmy Krouse Rosenthal, Amy K RosenthalIllustratorScott Magoon

Hardcover | April 7, 2009

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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.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal is the author of picture book favorites such as Little Pea. Little Hoot, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, and The OK Book. She has also written several books for adults including Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life. She lives with her family in Chicago.Scott Magoon is the author and illustrator of Hugo & Miles in I'...
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Title:SpoonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 9 × 9.25 × 0.5 inPublished:April 7, 2009Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423106857

ISBN - 13:9781423106852

Appropriate for ages: 3

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and Meaningful! This is such a cute short story about Spoon, who is struggling to see his own strengths but can easily point of those of others. The story is short enough to use as a read aloud in a classroom of any grade level and the premise of the story is an easy one with which kids (and adults) can connect. It is a wonderful book to add to a SEL collection as well as a great read for parents together with their children. Amy Krouse Rosenthal's books are all wonderful, and this one did not disappoint! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Spoon (Utensils) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Scott Magoon ( Spoon is your average, everyday utensil. He lives in the cutlery drawer with his mom and dad, visits his Aunt Silver for dinner on Sundays, and has friends like Knife, Fork and Chopsticks. He’s mostly a happy sort, but sometimes Spoon feels like his friends have it better than him: Chopsticks are really unique, Knife gets to cut and spread, and Fork gets to do just about everything! It makes Spoon feel a bit crummy, but little does he know, his friends have their own jealousies of him as well! Amy Krouse Rosenthal recently passed away, leaving behind a wonderful body of work that includes some fantastic children’s books, and this is a jewel among them. It’s about appreciating who you are, and we really enjoyed it. I loved that it made a point to say that EVERYONE has insecurities and envies others, noting that there’s nothing wrong about having those kinds of doubts; it’s how you choose to manage them that matters. It also encourages kids to think about their own talents and blessings before comparing themselves negatively to others, and remembering that differences are what make us all special and unique.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Spoon (Utensils) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Scott Magoon Spoon is your average, everyday utensil. He lives in the cutlery drawer with his mom and dad, visits his Aunt Silver for dinner on Sundays, and has friends like Knife, Fork and Chopsticks. He’s mostly a happy sort, but sometimes Spoon feels like his friends have it better than him: Chopsticks are really unique, Knife gets to cut and spread, and Fork gets to do just about everything! It makes Spoon feel a bit crummy, but little does he know, his friends have their own jealousies of him as well! Amy Krouse Rosenthal recently passed away, leaving behind a wonderful body of work that includes some fantastic children’s books, and this is a jewel among them. It’s about appreciating who you are, and we really enjoyed it. I loved that it made a point to say that EVERYONE has insecurities and envies others, noting that there’s nothing wrong about having those kinds of doubts; it’s how you choose to manage them that matters. It also encourages kids to think about their own talents and blessings before comparing themselves negatively to others, and remembering that differences are what make us all special and unique.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clever and funny We love Spoon. Simple, funny and great illustrations. Great read for all ages. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Witty book My daughters really enjoy this book with a great lesson! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-26

Editorial Reviews

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