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The Resource Chopsticks, Jon Berkeley

Chopsticks, Jon Berkeley

Label
Chopsticks
Title
Chopsticks
Statement of responsibility
Jon Berkeley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A small mouse named Chopsticks who lives on a floating restaurant in China becomes friends with a carved wooden dragon who wants to fly
Review
  • Gr. 2-4. Chopsticks, a small gray mouse, lives in a Hong Kong restaurant in the shadow of two enormous, carved wooden dragons. One dragon longs to see the world and asks Chopsticks to consult Fu, the old carver, whose magic frees the dragon. Together, the friends travel the world at every full moon. Large, lush paintings depict an appealing, nonthreatening dragon, richly evoked Hong Kong landscapes, and dreamlike evening travels. Like James Daughertys Andy and the Lion (1989), Chopsticks demonstrates the symbiotic benefits of cooperation in a charming story with an Asian flavor. -- Linda Perkins (Reviewed 12-01-2005) (Booklist, vol 102, number 7, p51)
  • PreS-Gr 3 –In Hong Kong, there is a floating restaurant that a mouse calls home. One New Year's night, after it has closed, a wooden dragon that is coiled around one of the large pillars in the entrance tells him of his wish to fly, but that only Old Fu, the carver, knows how to bring him to life. Chopsticks goes to the elderly man to learn his secret and returns to release the dragon. They fly into the night sky, and continue to do so every time the moon is full. The text is somewhat trite compared to the fabulous artwork. The vividly painted pictures appear to be acrylic based and provide colorful and enchanting backdrops for the story. The scenes are so intriguing that they will have readers lingering on each page to enjoy the details.–Amanda Conover Le, St. Johns County Public Library System, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL --Amanda Conover Le (Reviewed December 1, 2005) (School Library Journal, vol 51, issue 12, p100)
  • Berkeley offers a mildly entertaining story of the friendship between a mouse and his dragon. The dragon in question is a wooden one that twines around the pillar outside a floating restaurant in Hong Kong; the mouse, named Chopsticks, lives in the restaurant and one night hears the dragon speak. The dragon wants to fly and sends the mouse to Old Fu, the man who carved the dragon and who knows the secret of setting him free. The mouse learns a tune on a whistle, plays it the night of the full moon and lo, the dragon and mouse fly off to explore their world. Readers will see glimpses of the Great Wall and the Taj Mahal from a dragon's eye view. They return to the restaurant, to explore again every full moon, and Chopsticks recounts their adventures to Old Fu each time. The illustrations, while bright, have a curiously dry and flat appearance, and the story doesn't quite come into its power or imagery. Still, a dragon's a dragon, and wee dragon aficionados probably can't get enough. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2005)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
145688
Cataloging source
AXH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berkeley, Jon
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.B45255
LC item number
Ch 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 3
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mice
  • Dragons
  • Flight
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Dragons
  • Flight
  • Dragons
  • Flight
  • Mice
  • China
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Chopsticks, Jon Berkeley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn229282820
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375833090
Lccn
2004020994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)229282820
Label
Chopsticks, Jon Berkeley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn229282820
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780375833090
Lccn
2004020994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)229282820

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