The Table Sets Itself by Ben Clanton
  

Synopsis

The Table Sets Itself by Ben Clanton

Izzy is thrilled to finally help set the table, learning all the proper places for her friends Fork, Spoon, Dish, Napkin, Cup, and Knife. But once they get into a nightly groove, Izzy and her friends grow tired of their same old spots. Shaking things up doesn't go over so well with Mom and Dad, so Spoon and Dish run off for an adventure of their own. Lonely without her favorite tablemates, Izzy will need to find a way to convince Spoon and Dish to come back to the table. Perfect for any kid who has ever resisted a daily task, this clever, pun-filled story is gentle reminder that every dish has its place, and that injecting some creativity into daily tasks can make even the dullest ones lots of fun.

Reviews

[A] winning tale... full of energy and charm. Repetitious panels and a witty design make for one enjoyable journey. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review Both the subject matter and the abundance of amusing puns hold obvious appeal for fans of Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Spoon and Chopsticks. BCCB Talk about timely. For those poor kids whose TV rooms have been invaded by bickering presidential contenders comes this sarcastic (but painfully true) distillation of the nomination process. Obviously adults are going to get a kick out of this, but the Mo Willems-like presentation, clever coloring (when the candidates make up, the background becomes purple), and universal anti-arguing message will tickle future politicos, too. -- Booklist on Vote for Me!

About the Author

BEN CLANTON loves a good adventure (especially those that happen in books). However, no matter where he goes (next door, Italy, or the Moon) Ben likes coming home best (hopefully to some macaroni and cheese). He is the author and illustrator of Vote for Me, and currently calls home Boston, Massachusetts, where he cooks up stories like this one. www.benclanton.com

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 4

Author

Ben Clanton
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Publisher

Walker & Co an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Publication date

2nd January 2014

ISBN

9780802734471


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