The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon, Paperback

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon Paperback

3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Hey Diddle Diddle, The Cat and the Fiddle, The Cow jumped over the Moon, The Little Dog laughed, To see such fun, And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.

That's the bit we know - but have you ever wondered what happened next?

Mini Grey, the creator of such favourites as "Biscuit Bear" and "The Pea and the Princess", has this brilliantly funny and wonderfully inventive suggestion, narrated by one of the principal players - the Spoon himself.

Part love story, part crime caper, "The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon" is the rags-to-riches and back again tale of the most dazzling crockery-cutlery duo of all time.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, Full colour
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780099475767



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This story is a continuation of the Mother Goose tale “Hey Diddle, Diddle”. This story chronicles the adventures of the dish and the spoon. It is set around the 1920’s and has a sensational flair to the story line. Dish gets broken and the Spoon goes to jail later to be reunited at the end. I did not like this book. The story line jumps around a lot. It seems disjointed and would be hard for young elementary students to follow. Older students might like the idea of finding out what happened to the dish and spoon, but probably would not be able to relate to the “roarin’ twenties” theme. The illustrations did capture the story effectively and were nice. The classroom extension I would use would be in creative writing. You could show students how to write a new story by starting with a traditional tale. You could also point out the element of friendship that is revealed in this story and talk about relationships.

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I thought that the storyline in this book was great! I love the humor in the story and I know kids will get a kick our of it. I do think it is too old for my class though, because they might not get the humor.