Every night the rhyme gets read. Every night Dish and Spoon run away. And every night they return--until tonight!
Where can Dish and Spoon be? The rhyme can't go on without them, so Cat, Cow, and Dog set out to search for their missing friends. But where to start? Should they go north? East? Northeast? They'll just have to read Fork's map, ask directions, and try not to get lost in Little Boy Blue's haystack or under Miss Muffet's tuffet or in Big Bad Wolf's kitchen--"FEE, FI, FO . . ." Oh no. Could that be the giant?


Winner of the 2004 California Young Reader Medal (Picture Books for Older Readers)
ALA 2002 Notable Book
Irma S. and James H. Black Honor Book for 2001
2002 Colorado Book Award
NT Library 100 Books fpr Reading and Sharing
Child Magazine's "Best Books of 2001"
Children's Book of the Month Club Selection
Nest Literary Classics
Featured on CBS The Early Show with Bryant Gumbel
Nominated for several state book awards including the 2003 Texas Bluebonnet, the  the Nebraska Golden Sower Award, the Kentucky Bluegrass Award, the Maryland Black-eyed Susan Award, the Vermont Red Clover Award, the Colorado Children's Book Award 

"On their quest, they came to a fork in the road--a fork dressed in a loud, flowered shirt and sunglasses--who notes that he's from the same place setting. This visual pun reflects the many comical plays on words in the text. Brimming with energetic line and movement, the watercolor-and-pencil work includes many amusing details to delight observant children."