The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

by Mini Grey

What happened after the Dish ran away with the Spoon? Picking up where the nursery... read more

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)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007

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