We have the power to change fairy tales and nursery rhymes so that these stories are more realistic. In Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon you will find anecdotes of real kids’ lives and true-to-life fairy tale characters. This book pushes us beyond rigid gender expectations while we color fantastic beasts who like pretty jewelry and princesses who build rocket ships.
Celebrate sensitive boys, tough girls, and others who do not fit into a disempowering gender categorization.
Sometimes the Spoon…aids the work of dismantling the Princess Industrial Complex by moving us forward with more honest representations of our children and ourselves. Color to your heart’s content. Laugh along with the characters. Write your own fairy tales. Share your own truths.
- “As moving and funny as Walter the Farting Dog, with pictures you can color however your heart desires, Sometimes the Spoon… is appropriate for children of all ages, especially those who grew up without it.” —Ayun Halliday, Chief Primatologist of The East Village Inky
- “For some people the sky’s the limit. For Jacinta Bunnell it’s a place to put a rainbow. There are no limits in Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon—just fun and love. Jacinta Bunnell invites you to “Step right up!” to the wonderful world of you!” —World Famous *BOB*, Ultimate Self Confidence! Coach
About the Author and Illustrator:
- Jacinta Bunnell is an artist and writer living in New York’s Hudson Valley where she enjoys makes coloring books for a gender-defiant new world. Jacinta is a rehabilitated and reformed cheerleader who now has pep rallies for all sorts of freaks.
- When Nat Kusinitz was in 6th grade he saw a painting of Frida Kahlo with all of her hair chopped off and was never the same again. He currently resides in New Orleans, where he spends his time riding the streetcar around and staring wistfully out of windows.
Author and Illustrator: Jacinta Bunnell and Nathaniel Kusinitz
Publisher: Reach And Teach / PM Press
Published: September 2010
Size: 11 by 8.5
Page count: 36
Subjects: Family-Children, Activity-Coloring Book
See and hear author interviews, book reviews, and other news on the Author’s Page HERE and on the Artist’s Page COMING SOON