Monday, June 16


Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Illustrated by Scott Magoon

My rating: ★★

ISBN: 9781423106852
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Date of publication: April 7, 2009
Age: 2 - 6 years

Themes: responsibility, talent, jealousy

Spoon is a story about a young spoon who finds the work of fork, knife, and chopsticks more interesting than his own—he doesn’t get to spear, cut, or be paired for life like they do. But then his mother reminds him how fun it is to dive into a bowl of ice cream or measure ingredients. It even depicts fork, knife, and chopsticks being jealous of spoon. The young spoon feels better and, as it is the best part of his job, is “spooned” by his parents when he falls asleep with them.

I did laugh at the end, but did feel the story was a little didactic and unoriginal. I suppose if you wanted to teach children that each person can be good at their own thing, this is one of many that could get the job done. The pictures were cute enough. Otherwise, I don’t think I would recommend it.

If you really want to, find it at your library or on Amazon

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