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Study Guide (PDF)


Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrator: Scott Magoon

Grades: PreK - 1
Lexile®: AD420

Guided Reading Level: L

Release Date: 2010

Themes: Families;Feelings;Growth and Change;Self-Esteem;Tolerance and Respect
Spoon has always been a happy little utensil. But lately he feels like life is just not cutting it. Fork, Knife and Chopsticks all have it so much better than Spoon. But do they? This book celebrates what makes each of us special. I

"Playful clinking sound-effects match Scott Magoon's delightful illustrations...Bouncy jazz music accompanies reassuring remarks from Spoon's mother, who reminds her son that he can do many things...A quiet gem." - Booklist
"Spoon is worried that the other utensils - Fork, Knife, and Chopsticks - lead much more exciting lives than he does...Amy Krouse Rosenthal reads with a measured pace and convincing kid voices...The silly song at the end of the in keeping with the playfulmood of this charming bedtime story." - AudioFile
"With help from his family and friends, Spoon comes to realize the value of his uniqueness in this lively animated film." - ALA Notable Video Committee
"...upbeat music...complements the mood of the book." - School Library Journal
"...a lesson in social interaction and teamwork. Highly recommended." - ALA Notable Video Committee

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ISBN: 9780545226356
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