If you’ve ever wondered about whether or not you can relate to a utensil, the answer is yes. In Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s book, Spoon, the reader follows along with the poignant tale of Spoon, a little utensil who’s feeling a little blue. Spoon thinks that he’s pretty boring compared to his friends. Knife gets to cut things. Fork gets to do so many things. Chopsticks are exotic and exciting. And spoon just feels like he doesn’t get to do anything fun and exciting. Spoon tells his mom how he feels and she reassures him that his friends probably feel the same way about him. Readers of all ages will agree with Spoon’s mom when it comes to ice cream. She points out that none of Spoon’s friends ever get the experience of diving into a delicious bowl of ice cream.
Spoon tells a story that provides an important lesson for everyone. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and think about what you have going for you. With an important moral, quirky characters, and fun illustrations, I give this book two thumbs up!
Reviewed by Hannah Woodward