Friday, November 16, 2012

Spoon and Chopsticks: A Punny Pair

I grew up inundated by puns.  The kind that make you groan on the outside, but secretly smile on the inside.  Or laugh in spite of your better judgment and high standards.  Then I married a punny guy; now my kids get punned double time.  Dad and grandpa.  Grandpa and dad.  They have no hope.

If you've been conditioned to properly appreciate a pun, you need to grab two books:  Spoon and Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Scott Magoon.  Punny stuff.  In fact, I dub them the punniest thing I've ever read.


Spoon, like a lot of us, feels like the grass is greener on the other side of the utensil drawer.  Surely fork has it better.  And knife's life is full of drama.  In the end, spoon gets some perspective.  He's got it good.  Who else knows the exhilaration of diving headfirst into a bowl of ice cream or the peace of relaxing in a warm tea bath?  Or the comfort of spooning with one's parent's every night?  You so want to read this now, don't you?





Chopsticks one ups Spoon .  Even its tagline cracks me up.  "Not exactly a sequel to Spoon.  More like a change in place setting."  The chopsticks are inseparable, until one day, fate necessitates a temporary separation.  This one is a pun a second.  I dare you not to laugh out loud.

What's one of the funniest or punniest books you've ever read?

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