Mr Spoon's world doesn't appear to have a name.
It's known simply as
"home". Oh, but what a home. The
Spoon family - Mr Spoon, Mrs Spoon
and Tina Teaspoon - live in a delightful red
Ox box house, with a higgeldy-
piggeldy garden fence and big sweeping brush
trees lining up behind
their super spaceship - beyond which is Mr Spoon's
It's all quite a contrast from the collection
of tower boxes not far away,
where you'll find Winny Wilson.
Mr Spoon's world is bigger than Button Moon.
But it's still rather small.
Occasionally, we get a long shot of the world, as
he blasts off into space,
Blanket Sky, and by compositing a couple of
images, we can get
a pretty good view from on high. That's
Mr Spoon's red house in the middle,
and there are the tower boxes on the far left
of the picture...
Ah, Blanket Sky. It really is an
extraordinary place. The route from
Mr Spoon's house takes us past ever-changing
sights, like rippling
streamers and bright Summer kites, or spinning
Occasionally, bubbles drift by the window of
Mr Spoon's spaceship as
a soapy bucket and mop washes the stars,
to make them shine
But it's not always so cheerful. At times, Umbrella
gather, rain pours from big green watering
cans and a line of fork lightning
Oh, but it was only a passing shower.
Now a flock of Banana Birds
have taken flight, and they lead us on
to the fruity delights of
At last we've arrived at our special destination.
From a distance,
Button Moon is merely a round yellow button,
with nothing much to
offer its visitors. But once we land,
its secrets are revealed...
You see that network of pipes extending
away into Blanket Sky? - This
is where you'll find the Bottle Army,
and Big Small and Little Bottle.
And look closely - yes, that's right -
the piping is forever changing
its layout and colour!
Along the pipwork you'll find Freddy Teddy's
red toybox, and
Ragdoll's lovely dollhouse...
But the most popular haunt on Button Moon
is surely the Button Moon
Theatre, where the bottles queue up to watch
performaces of "The
or the theatrical masterpiece that is "The
The Rainbow entrance and box office lead
into a large auditorium with
stalls and a high balcony. There are also
two special boxes located
left and right of the stage - the seats
of choice for Mr and Mrs Spoon,
on the occasion of their anniversary visit.
Let's take a closer look...
Presented at the Button Moon Theatre on the
day of Mr and Mrs Spoon's
anniversary, this is a deeply romantic
tale which brings a tear to Mrs
Spoon's eye. It goes something like this:
Princess Ping is the daughter of the Emperor
of China, who
lives in a paper palace with a paper garden. Ping
is in love with
Pong the lowly gardener, but the Emperor sets
him a cruel task.
Pong must bring back a silver claw from the Magic
the Mountains if he is to marry his daughter.
And thus Pong
The Princess waits and waits for his return.
But when he fails
to appear she sets sail in pursuit. She sails
for many sunsets
until she encounters a vulture, warning her
away from the
mountainous island she is approaching. But Ping alights
climbs the mountain until she meets with a mound
paper that stirrs and reveals itself to be none other than
Magic Monster with the Silver Claws. The Monster
Pong, who now tends the creature's paper garden.
Now that Ping and Pong are reunited the Monster sees
they are very much in love and he relents. He decrees
will have his silver claws cut, and he will donate
a claw as a
wedding gift, provided the couple return
to see him again.
And thus True Love wins through, and Ping and Pong
married and live happily ever after!...