Spork

Written by Kyo Maclear

Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

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!

5 thoughts to “Spork Giveaway

  • Mrs. K

    Sounds like an interesting book. Would love to read it as I plan to expand my own mixed family soon. I signed up for the survey but realized it was for mothers and I’m not a mother yet. Sorry 🙂

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  • Honeysmoke

    not a problem at all. i saw that you had signed up and wondered whether you were trying to tell me something. 😉

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  • Tiffany

    It is a really cute book. We have it checked out from the library right now. My 4-year-old kind of got caught up on the details (e.g. “What’s a spork do?”) so the moral kind of went over his head, but maybe he’ll have a different reaction in a year or so.

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  • Caroline

    This book looks adorable. It sounds much like my childhood, whenever my little classmates met my mother for the first time, without my father being there, and them not knowing him, they would, every time ask if I was adopted. THEN I would have to explain to them that people with two different skin colors can have kids together. This bothered me for a long time, and I wished I was white with straight hair, and then I realized around fourth grade, that none of Them could ever have a New Years (Haitian Independence Day) party like my big Haitian family, the week after a little Italian-Norwegian-family Christmas. Power to the sporks of the world 🙂

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  • Sharon

    I thought it was meat related at first. 🙂

    Looks great!

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