Saturday, May 31, 2014

And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon by: Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

I discovered this book in 2004, it was a nominee in the category of Picture Books for Older Readers for the California Young Reader Medal.  I enjoyed reading this to my students and they loved listening to it.  In fact, this became the winner of the 2004 Picture Books for Older Readers California Young Reader Medal!

And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon written by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel is the story of the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle."   One night, the dish and spoon run away and they don't return the next morning.  What will the cat, cow and dog do if they are not back in time for bedtime stories that night?  They quickly begin to search for the dish and the spoon.  They look all over the land visiting Little Boy Blue, the spider at Miss Muffet's home and even the home of the Big Bad Wolf.  Where could the dish and the spoon be?  What has happened to them?  Will the cow ever get to jump over the moon again?  Will the dog laugh? Who will listen to the cat playing her fiddle?

This is such a fun story that I am confident that you and those you share this story with will remember this book for years to come.

Now that you are thinking of Mother Goose, read some of her nursery rhymes and make up your own stories of what might happen if some of the characters become a part of other rhymes.  

Happy Daily Reading

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