Sunday, June 24, 2012

Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Scott Magoon

Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Scott Magoon

Rating: 5 stars

Many days I think about writing a children's book.  And then I read one like Spoon, and I'm floored by the author's talent.  Rosenthal's ability to find a story to tell is so impressive!  And the wit she uses on each and every page (and Magoon's equally quirky-funny pictures) humbles me back into blog-dom.  Nope, no children's book for me today.  I'll just continue to read 'em and write about 'em.  Sniff, sniff...

Another great one by Rosenthal!  We can't get enough of her books right now.

Young Spoon is frustrated.  Everyone around him seems to have it better than he does.  Knife gets to cut and spread, Fork gets to leap into cakes and twirl spaghetti around her tines, Chopsticks have each other and are so exotic.  Sigh.

This is Spoon's family.
But just as Spoon is looking at everyone else with envy, they are looking at him the same way.  Knife wishes he could loudly bang against a pot, Fork wishes he could measure stuff, and Chopsticks wish they could be useful alone.

At bedtime, Spoon's mom helps him realize how lucky he is, how unique he is, and he feels a lot better.  Still he can't sleep.  So what do his parents do?  Invite him into their bed and they all three...well, you know...spoon.

So cute!


  1. We will have to look for this one at the library!! I've never read it. We've been talking all weekend about Superfudge, because the kids just read it, and there is a discussion through out the book about how anyone could write Dr Seuss books in an hour, "Red Fish, Blue Fish...", and fine modern art that displays a white background and a red circle must be easy and quick to make. We keep laughing about it because if it was so easy, why doesn't anyone write anything just as great, or paint a picture just as impressive? The best artists make it look easy, right?

    1. Your kids will love this book! And it's--not sequel--but "change of placesettings"--Chopsticks.

      Modern art always makes me feel like a country bumpkin, in a good way. :)