The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon
Publisher: Random House
We all know that the dish ran away with the spoon but Mini Grey's new book explores what happened to the nursery rhyme characters next.
The two are in love and sail off to 1920s New York where they find fame and fortune as a vaudeville act. However, their lives take a downturn and the Spoon ends up in prison. Broken and despondent the pair are finally reunited in a junk shop twenty- five years later and manage to find happiness together once more.
The text has a knowing humour that will be appreciated by adults, while Grey's distinctive artwork and attention to detail ensures that there is much for children to discover in these rich, humorous illustrations.