Spoon (Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author. Scott Magoon, illustrator. Disney/Hyperion Books, 2009)
Little Spoon is a surprising character to teach about being happy in your own shoes, or in this case, your own section of the cutlery drawer. I hadn’t given much thought to the many uses and adventures of a spoon until reading this book, and neither had Spoon, so his mom and friends pointed them out to him. Even Spoon had to admit that there is nothing better than being a spoon when it comes to cuddle time. If you like this picture book, check out Chopsticks by the same author and illustrator combination (Disney/Hyperion Books, 2012). Both Spoon and Chopsticks include a few clever puns that my 7-year old enjoyed (once explained!). Bon appetite.