A Spoon for Every Bite / Una cuchara para cada bocado
By Joe Hayes
Illustrated by Rebecca Leer
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 México, un hombre ricotrata de demostrar su riqueza a sus vecinos pobres usando una cuchara nuevapara cada bocado. En el proceso, ha servido un bonito plato de merecido.
About the Creators
Joe Hayes is one of America's premier storytellers. He grew up in a small town in southern Arizona where he started learning Spanish from his classmates. As Joe got older, he began reading the work of folklorists and anthropologists and gathering the old stories from the Southwest region. His books have received the Arizona Young Readers Award, two Land of Enchantment Children's Book Awards, the Texas Bluebonnet award, and the National Storytelling Network Talking Leaves Award. 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.