The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

Author(s): Mini Grey

Children Fiction

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. First published 2006.


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Mini Grey's witty text and exquisite illustrations combine to make this a must-have gem.

Winner of Kate Greenaway Medal 2007 and Carnegie Medal 2007.

Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a Mini in a car park in Newport, Wales. After studying English at university, Mini worked as a theatre designer for several years before training as a primary school teacher. This led to six years teaching in South London. She then moved to Oxford and started an MA in Sequential Illustration at Brighton University. During her time there she completed a project on Gulliver's Travels, turning it into a pop-up book and animation. The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon is Mini's fifth book for children.

General Fields

  • : 9780099475767
  • : Random House Children's Books
  • : Red Fox
  • : October 2007
  • : 250mm X 250mm X 4mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mini Grey
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 823.92
  • : 32
  • : Full colour