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Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Chopsticks (edition 2012)

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Scott Magoon (Illustrator)

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Authors:Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Other authors:Scott Magoon (Illustrator)
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2012), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 40 pages
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Tags:Children's Picture Book

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Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal



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I enjoyed this book. The book was delivered in such a way that was both endearing and a nice way of getting the point across. The concept of the book was very interesting. The author tried to incorporate a multi-cultural feel to the book by making the main characters of the book chopsticks – indicating that chopsticks are also a type of kitchen utensil that people use, even if they are different from what you may use at home. The moral of the story was that best friends don’t have to do everything together, and that being apart and doing things individually can make you even stronger. The story introduced to the audience in a fun way that by experiencing things on your own, you can find “many great new things…to share” together! The book also incorporated ideas of using something that is traditionally used a certain way (chopsticks are usually for eating), and portraying them in a way that you wouldn’t expect (as a tool to check if the cupcakes are done baking). This, I found, was really appropriate for the grade level this book is targeting, as it promotes creativity and originality. I really enjoyed how the style of writing that this author portrays in the book just radiates fun. The writing was suspenseful and interactive. There was never a dull moment while reading this story. Finally, I really liked how the illustrations enhanced the story. It was like a movie, where the pictures coordinated with the words on the page and the pictures of the characters even had dialogue. For example, the picture of the chopsticks spoke to each other and said: “How’s that leg?” “Feels fantastic(k)!” ( )
  EmilyXia | Sep 11, 2015 |
I enjoyed the book, Chopsticks, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. The big idea in this book was the separation of the two chopsticks when one of the chopstick broke and was resting its wound. The wounded chopstick told the other chopstick, “You need to get out…venture off on your own a bit.” The chopstick took the advice and experienced being a muffin tester, pick-up stick, and a shish-ka-bob stick. The duo got back together at the end and they were happy to “stand on their own…and together,” as they became drum sticks and played Chopsticks, on the piano. The language was silly and there were many puns. Some of the plays on words were, “No one stirred, not even spoon,” “Chopstick was whisked away,” and when the two chopsticks were holding a piece of sushi, “They were practically attached, at the hip.” ( )
  JenniferEckley | Oct 14, 2014 |
Summary: There are two chopsticks who are best friends and do everything together. One day, one chopstick gets hurt and has to stay in bed for a while. The healthy chopstick is such a good friend and decides to stay with his hurt friend until he is better. His friend tells him to go have fun, he will stay in bed and be okay by himself. So, reluctantly, he leaves and tries new activities. When the other chopstick gets better, they found all kinds of new activities they could do together. The story was cute and was easy to connect with. Most kids have good friends they spend a lot of time with, and the book had a good lesson. The big idea of the picture book was that it teaches kids they can spend time alone (or with other friends) and still have fun and be friends with their best friend.
age: primary - The story is too long to read to nursey ages, but it is too simple and could be boring for intermediate readers. With help, or being read to, primary readers would enjoy this book.
The pictures were great. It was obvious what everything was supposed to be there was enough to stop and look at it before continuing to read. The pictures were cute, not too realistic, but it was still easy to know what everything was. I think this is a good book for people to read. I recommend this book because it was fun to read. The pictures were interesting and cute. There were puns and jokes scattered throughout the book and I think parents could have a good time reading this with a child. There were jokes such as "whisked away" by a kitchen whisk, or "just plain stumped" standing on a wooden chopping block. ( )
  nhassa3 | Sep 30, 2014 |
Kids enjoyed it and asked for it specifically in nights following initial read. ( )
  recipe_addict | Sep 21, 2014 |
This is adorable, but I think my favorite line is the one on the cover: "Not exactly a sequel to Spoon. More like a change in place setting." ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
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When a pair of chopsticks get separated, after some traumatic moments the two friends eventually learn to stand on their own.

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