First there was Spoon. Then came Chopsticks. Now the last... Straw! The final entry in a trio of favorite "punny" tales reminds readers to savor life's little pleasures, from beloved bestselling and award-winning author Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
Straw has always had a great thirst for being first, slurping up anything in sight and rushing straight to the finish in every situation. But when his speedy streak gets the best of him, it takes a friend to show Straw how to take his time and drink in the amazing world around him. A companion to Spoon and Chopsticks, this warm and wise story--packed with the clever puns synonymous with this popular series--celebrates the joys of slowing down.
Don't miss these other titles in the Spoon series: Spoon and Chopsticks
About the Author
Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote more than thirty picture books, including Spoon, Chopsticks and Straw; Little Pea; and the #1 New York Times bestsellers I Wish You More and Dear Girl (cowritten with daughter, Paris Rosenthal). A contributor to National Public Radio, TED collaborator and speaker, filmmaker, the creator of a speciality line of keepsake journals, and the author of two groundbreaking adult memories (Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal), she raised her three children with her husband on a tree-lined street in Chicago. For more about Amy's life, work, and the Foundation formed in her memory, please see www.amykrouserosenthalfoundation.org.
"Rosenthal's quirky, offbeat humor is sure to entice readers with its silly and clever references, featuring a straw willing to bend toward a new way of life.... Kids should readily identify with the appeal of straw-slurping races, and adults will appreciate the abiding message that taking things slow has great merit."—School Library Journal
"Readers will appreciate the clever, punny text as well as Magoon's colorful, delightfully detailed illustrations.... A simple story, it nonetheless imparts great wisdom in the suggestion that life should be about enjoying the moments and making the good things last."—Booklist
"A cautionary tale about making experiences last. The riotous utensil community Rosenthal and Magoon introduced in Spoon (2009) and continued in Chopsticks (2012) returns for a series conclusion starring a blue-and-white-striped bendable straw who 'has a great thirst for being first.'"—Kirkus Reviews