Spoon, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Scott Magoon
Tried-and-true storybook messages turn wryly witty in Rosenthal’s hands. Here she tells of a young spoon who’s jealous of the knives, forks, and chopsticks, whom he assumes lead far more exciting lives. Then his wise mom gives him the scoop: He has enviable talents of his own. Who else gets to plunge into the ice cream?
Best for: 2- to 6-year-olds.
To buy: $17, Hyperion, amazon.com.