Monday, May 14, 2012

Children's Book Review: Chopsticks


Written by:  Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrated by:  Scott Magoon
Published by:  Disney Hyperion Books, 2012

This charming picture book--a companion to "Spoon."--tells the story of two chopsticks who have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Witty and inventive, "Chopsticks" celebrates both independence and the unbreakable bonds of friendship.

* Amy Krouse Rosenthal is an award winning author and has written books for both children and adults.  This book is a follow up to "Spoon" which sounds familiar but I'm not sure that we have read.  In this story chopsticks are best friends and do everything together....because don't they come together and are used as a pair?  Until one chopstick gets hurt and the other chopstick is finally convinced to go out exploring on his own.  When he comes back the chopsticks find their friendship even stronger than it was and they have learned new things by being apart that they get to share with each other.  The illustrations in this book are cute and there's some humor in both the illustrations and text that may be a little lost on younger kids but humorous for the older child or adult reader!

Family Rating:  1 1/2 thumbs up. 

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