This book is amazing. I found this book browsing through a local library and fell in love. I bought it and it has been read so many time since. Not only do my girls enjoy reading this book but my nephew from 2 year old can sit through it being read more one time. Any book that can keep a toddler at attention for so long is well worth the investment.
What makes this book so good for starters is the great illustrations. This book takes place with kitchen utensils. Spoon is feeling a bit jealous of his kitchen mates until his mother comes to the rescue. She shows him that everyone has something that makes him special including himself. Spoon is really happy when he learns this special talent.
In addition to this being a great read for younger kids, I find this to be a great conversation starter. So many kids get envious really fast. To an adult a lot of this issues may seem petty but to a child, they are really important. I like to read this book to kids as old as 10 when faced with social issues. We talk about it and this helps them find their talents.
Overall this is a great book and has many uses to it from being a great lesson to younger kids and a conversation starter with older kids.