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.|
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.