Written by Kyo Maclear
I’ve been waiting for this book to arrive for some time. A few months ago, I received an email asking whether I’d be interested in reviewing Spork. Hmm, what an interesting title, I thought. I checked out the video above and said I’d love to review the book.
As you’ve probably guessed, Spork has two parents. His Mum is a spoon, and his Dad is a fork. He’s a bit of both.
In the kitchen where he lives, this is a problem. There’s not much mixing of utensils. He tries to be more like a spoon and puts on a hat. Then he tries to more like a fork and puts on a crown. No one is fooled and Spork is quite lonely while all the other eating utensils have all kinds of fun. Until one day, a very messy person arrives in the kitchen. The messy person does not discriminate. He just spills and flings and drips. Spork, it turns out, is perfect for this messy being. The baby uses Spork and all is well in the kitchen.
The message of the book resonates with me and is a wonderful way to explore differences and helping a child learn how to accept everything about her, even those things that may not be easily understood. There are all kinds of silly contraptions featured in the book, lending a bit of visual appeal, including a mixer-juicer and a rolling pin–corkscrew.
I haven’t had time to read this one to Simone and Nadia. It just arrived and I wanted to read it and give it away to one lucky Honeysmoke reader. All you have to do is sign up for survey in the top right-hand corner of the site and leave a message below. I will draw a name by 10 a.m. Dec. 17. Enjoy!