Spoon is a spoon who is feeling down because his life is not as exciting as those of his friends Knife, Fork, and Chopsticks. He covets their thrilling jobs and unique styles (“And Chopsticks! They are so lucky! Everyone thinks they’re really cool and exotic.”). As it turns out, the other culinary implements think Spoon is the one who has it made—who else gets to bang on pots, dive into a bowl of ice cream, or relax in hot cup of tea? Invigorated by these reassurances, Spoon can’t sleep and so hops into bed with his parents and, you guessed it, spoons. The details included in Magoon’s artwork are laugh-out-loud funny: in the Spoon family photo, black-sheep Spork can be seen looking woeful off to the side; there is a cute gag about a dish who ran away with a spoon; and the depiction of the Chopsticks as a couple of deadly serious ballroom dancers prancing around a plate of sushi is indelible. Rosenthal’s creation is adorable and funny and will be embraced by both children and parents. Preschool-Grade 1. --Daniel Kraus
About the Author
Amy Krouse Rosenthal
is the author of picture book favorites such as Little Pea. Little Hoot, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons
, and The OK Book
. She has also written several books for adults including Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life.
She lives with her family in Chicago.Scott Magoon
is the author and illustrator of Hugo & Miles in I've Painted Everything
. He also illustrated The Luck of the Loch Ness Monster: A Tale of Picky Eating
by A. W. Flaherty and Ugly Fish
by Kara Lareau. He lives outside of Boston with his wife and children.