What happened after the Dish ran away with the Spoon? Picking up where the nursery rhyme leaves off, Mini Grey offers the sometimes sordid, occasionally gritty, always hilarious rest of the story. A stint on stage in vaudeville leads to a taste for the high life, which in turn leads to the duo’s criminal endeavors, and then twenty-five years in the lockup for Spoon when they are caught. As for Dish . . . it’s almost too horrible to recount. A sharp rock, a sickening crack, and then . . . deportation. Grey’s capacity for outrageously funny visual humor knows no bounds. The sharp and shady characters who lend Dish and Spoon money are an ominous assortment of kitchen knives. Dish and Spoon’s short life of crime begins and ends in masks, an ill-fated effort to disguise themselves. Narrated by Spoon (an innocent optimist at heart), Grey’s escapade piles one laugh on top of another. (Ages 7–10)
CCBC Choices 2007 . © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007. Used with permission.
A hilarious tale of two nursery-rhyme heroes on the run, from the award-winning creator of the Traction Man series!
When the cow jumped over the moon, the dish ran away with the spoon . . . to seek fame and fortune in twentieth-century America. This is the never-before-told story of their exciting adventures out in the big world. How this famous nursery rhyme couple learns that crime doesn’t pay—and love conquers all—is a treat for the whole family!
Hand this to fans of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s The True Story of the Three Little Pigs or The Stinky Cheese Man.
“This inventive tale of true love will sustain many re-readings by readers of all ages.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred
Hey-diddle-delightful.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
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