Book Reviews: Children's Books on Chopsticks

There are several excellent books for children whose topics include chopsticks. Here's a summary of those books:

From Hand to Mouth
Or, How We Invented Knives, Forks, Spoons, and Chopsticks & the Table Manners To Go With Them

by James Cross Giblin
Chosen as an outstanding book for older readers (B Group) by the Junior Literary Guild, From Hand to Mouth has a complete history including cultural differences, reproductions of old art that includes chopsticks and how to use chopsticks.

Catch A Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite
21 Timeless Skills Every Child Should Know

by Jeffrey Lee
This terrific book helps you teach your children how to do many fun (and important) activities that kids really want to learn, even if you've never mastered them yourself. And, it happens to include how to use chopsticks. This book has just about the best description of how to use chopsticks, how to troubleshoot chopstick use issues, the history and etiquette.

Feeding Yourself

by Vicki Cobb
An excellent book for younger readers on the origins of eating utensils including chopsticks and how to use them. Wonderful illustrations.

What You Never Knew About Fingers, Forks, & Chopsticks

by Patricia Lauber
This book also is excellent for younger readers and provides fun facts and illustrations outlining the history of eating utensils including chopsticks and how to use them.

The Story of Chopsticks

by Ying Chang Compestine
A fictional story about a boy who invents chopsticks used as a medium to present chopsticks history in a fun and delightful manner.


by Amy Drouse Rosenthal and Scott Magoon
A more unique children's book on chopsticks, Chopsticks is meant for early readers and describes the unique characteristics of chopsticks in an almost riddle-like story fashion. Excellent and fun illustrations will bring a laugh to all readers. Doesn't really illustrate how to use chopsticks but more than makes up for it with a delightful story about two sticks.

Look for these excellent books at your library or local bookstore. For all your children's chopstick needs carries a wonderful selection of fun, entertaining and easy-to-use children's chopsticks.

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