A Spoon for Every Bite / Una Cuchara Para Cada Bocado (Paperback)
Joe Hayes's classic tale about the dangers of a rich man's pride -- winner of two state awards -- is now available in a bilingual edition.
El cuento cl sico de Joe Hayes sobre los peligros del orgullo de un hombre rico, ganador de dos premios estatales, ahora est disponible en una edici n biling e.
In this lovely New Mexico folktale, a rich man tries to prove his wealth to his poor neighbors by using a new spoon for every bite. In the process, he's served a pretty dish of comeuppance.
En este encantador folklore de Nuevo M xico, un hombre rico trata de demostrar su riqueza a sus vecinos pobres usando una cuchara nueva para cada bocado. En el proceso, ha servido un bonito plato de merecido.
About the Author
Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. He grew up in a small town in southern Arizona and developed a lifelong interest in the cultures and creatures of the region. As Hayes got older, he began reading the work of folklorists and anthropologists and gathering the old stories from the Southwest region. His books for young readers have received numerous awards. He lives in New Mexico. Rebecca Leer has been a freelance illustrator for many years. Her illustrations and paintings have been awarded by organizations such as the New York Society of Illustrators, LA Society of Illustrators, Oil Painters of America, The Salmagundi Club, Hudson Valley Artists Association, American Artists Professional League, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and Allied Artists of American, including four Best in Show. You can see more of her work at rebeccaleer.com.
"An entertaining marriage of pictures and words." -- Kirkus Reviews
"[A] deftly told tale." -- Publishers Weekly
"This Land of Enchantment Book Award winner is an excellent offering from Cinco Puntos Press... [that] offers a full Spanish translation, which will make the book accessible to an even larger appreciative audience and even better for use in bilingual classroom settings." -- Children's Literature
"As the author's note tells readers, this story is a variation on several Hispanic traditions that feature poor but clever men (here, the husband inherits all the old spoons and sells them) and a rich but silly adversary. The tortilla-as-spoon motif is also familiar. The attractive paintings do a nice job of re-creating the Old Southwest, featuring desert colors and flora, fauna, and architecture of the region. The art also helps kids visualize just how a tortilla becomes an eating utensil." -- Booklist