The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoonby Mini Grey
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/b>/b>
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
From the Hardcover edition.
- Random House Children's Books
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- Age Range:
- 6 - 9 Years
Meet the Author
Mini Grey is the creator of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award–winning picture book Traction Man Is Here! as well as Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog and Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey. Collectively, the three Traction Man books have received fifteen starred reviews. Her brilliant, quirky humor can also be seen in Toys in Space, Three by the Sea, and Ginger.
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'Hey diddle, diddle, The cat and the fiddle, The cow jumped over the moon¿ and the dish ran away with the spoon¿' Have you ever wondered what happened to the 'Dish and the Spoon' in that long ago tune? Well¿ in a modern update by English author Mini Grey readers get reacquainted with 'Dish and Spoon'. In an oversize book, the story picks up with a record spinning a particular tune¿ i.e., recognizable by Dish and Spoon as they 'whirled around on the moonlit ocean'. The duo became famous as they performed in a vaudeville show¿ What follows is only natural with fame -- money, a car, jewelry, furs¿ in New York City shopping at Bloomingdale's, Tiffany's¿ Alas, they soon overspend, and borrow from 'A gang of sharp and shady characters¿' (literally, sharp utensils!). And what happens after that¿ as Dish and Spoon are unable to pay back the loan, and tragedy occurs. Oh No! Dish is broken¿ the tale jumps to twenty-five years later, after Dish had done his time in jail. The jacket and inside illustrations are stupendously large, colorful, and wonderful, displaying the Statue of Liberty, the Cows jumping over a Liberty-head coin, a limousine, and the shady, sharp characters, no less. Brrrr! Mini Grey has authored award-winning children's books, including her entrance into the writing field with 'Traction Man Is Here', and 'The Very Smart Pea And The Princess To Be'.