The Adventures Of The Dish And The Spoon

The Adventures Of The Dish And The Spoon

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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.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 250 x 250 x 5mm | 204g
  • Red Fox Picture Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • Full colour
  • 0099475766
  • 9780099475767
  • 27,576

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"Combining cinematic breadth with extravagant detail, these kaleidoscopic pictures invite and reward endless exploration and you're left humming the tune long after the final curtain"
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An original, detailed story told with great humour * The Bookseller * Combining cinematic breadth with extravagant detail, these kaleidoscopic pictures invite and reward endless exploration and you're left humming the tune long after the final curtain -- Joanna Carey * Guardian * Mini Grey, with all the dash of matinee heroics, pulls it off, with a story and pictures that deserve close examination -- Dina Rabinovitch * Guardian * Grey's pictures are busy, witty, lively . . . No romantic or fly by night of any age could resist this book -- Kate Kellaway * Observer * One of the picture books of the year -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times *
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About Mini Grey

Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini in a car park in Newport, Wales. She studied for an MA in Sequential Illustration at Brighton under the tutelage of John Vernon Lord. Mini also worked as a primary school teacher in Oxford, where she now lives. Her books include Egg Drop, The Pea and the Princess (shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), Biscuit Bear (winner of the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award), Traction Man is Here (winner of the Boston Horn Book Award and shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon (winner of the Nestle Children's Book Prize Bronze Award and winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal), and Traction Man meets Turbodog. Mini Grey is one of the Big Picture's ten Best New Illustrators.
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Rating details

585 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 22% (128)
4 31% (182)
3 30% (176)
2 13% (74)
1 4% (25)
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