Thursday, August 7, 2008

Storyteller Joe Hayes tells A Spoon for Every Bite in Spanish and English

In this lovely New Mexico tale, 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 come-uppance. Here's how it begins...

A long time ago there lived a couple who was so poor they owned only two spoons, one for the husband and one for the wife. But their neighbor was very rich. His big house was filled with fine furniture, and he was very proud of his wealth and his possessions.


But let's watch Joe tell it in his own way, first in Spanish...



and now in English...





Joe Hayes makes his living telling stories, mostly to school children. If you're interested in contacting him, write him at joehayes@newmexico.com. Or to learn more about Joe, visit the Cinco Puntos Press website and to learn more about the book, go here.

3 comments:

Bobby Byrd said...

Excelent story, it contrasts between social levels and cultures, with the "el indio sale con la suya". Comment left by "pulga1952" at http://cincopuntospress.blogspot.com/2008/08/storyteller-joe-hayes-tells-spoon-for.html

Bobby Byrd said...

A man at "moviesindahood" left this comment at the youtube entry--

Awesome!!!
I used to listen to this joe haze story when I was A little kid!!!

In over 25 years of professional storytelling Joe's made that kind of impression on thousands and thousands of kids.

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