Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon

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PM Press, Oct 1, 2010 - Social Science - 40 pages
Re-creating nursery rhymes and fairy tales, this radical activity book takes anecdotes from the lives of real kids and mixes them with classic tales to create true-to-life characters, situations, and resolutions. Featuring massive beasts who enjoy dainty, pretty jewelry and princesses who build rocket ships, this fun-for-all-ages coloring book celebrates those who do not fit into disempowering gender categorizations, from sensitive boys to tough girls.
 

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Some beasts like pretty things
Rafael is the breadwinner in the family
Prince Charming searched high and low for the owner of the glass slipper to find out where to get a pair in his size
Dinosaurs are a girls best friend
Diddle Diddle Dumping my son John Went to bed with a pretty dress on One shoe off and one shoe on Diddle Diddle Dumpling my son John
Enough war Tonight Im going dancing
For every girl who throws out her EZ Bake Oven there is a boy who wishes to find one
Grumpy hasnt been grumpy ever since he borrowed Snow Whites shoes Now the only problem is what to do about having two Happys in the family
At the last Rescued Princess Convention the princesses began strategizing their new image for the upcoming year
Silar turned his BB gun into something a little more practical and a lot less violent
Sometimes the spoon runs away with another spoon
Sugar and spice And all things nice Thats what little boys are made of
Every so often the prince rides off into the sunset with the boy next door
Tea trains and tiaras for everyone
To do List
Not every little boy wants to be Superman when he grows up

This is the house that Jack built
Jasper jumped around in Junior Jazzercise class with great finesse
Omar stops to smell the lilacs on the way to colorguard practice
Marriage is so gay
As soon as I find a matching boot I am making my way out of this fairy tale and starting a new life with two strong legs and a voice
I hope its another princess
The new pronoun they invented suited everyone just fine
Zuri likes trucks especially when the dolls are driving
Some questions about gender
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Jacinta Bunnell is an artist and writer who promotes a gender-defiant new world. She is the author of Girls Are Not Chicks Coloring Book and Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls. She lives in Hudson Valley, New York. Nat Kusinitz is an artist who lives in New Orleans.

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