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Spork by [Maclear, Kyo]
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From School Library Journal

Gr 1-4-Spork is the offspring of a spoon mum and a fork dad, and he feels like a misfit. He watches despondently from the drawer while the other silverware is put on the table. One day, a "messy thing" with no table manners arrives, causing panic among the utensils. Spork's self-esteem is assuaged at last when he turns out to be just what the baby needs to feed itself. While the positive portrayal of a "mixed-race" character is heartwarming, the story's climax actually weakens the metaphor. Spork accepts himself only after receiving the external validation of being used by the infant. Despite the love of parents who think he's perfect, he never really learns to love himself. That said, the lighthearted storytelling and whimsical mixed-media illustrations will draw readers in, and adults will find the book to be a useful conversation starter for the topics of race, difference, and acceptance.-Heidi Estrin, Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel, Boca Raton, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Young Spork—Mum’s a spoon and Dad’s a fork—is a little bit of both, creating endless sorting problems in the kitchen. In an attempt to fit in, Spork dons a hat to look more “spoon-ish ” and later a crown to fit in with the forks, but neither leads to approval. Finally, a messy baby arrives in the human household—spilling, flinging, and dripping with abandon—and Spork turns out to be the perfect eating utensil. Maclear, the daughter of a British father and Japanese mother, writes knowingly of cultural hybridity, and her message of acceptance will resonate, particularly with parents. Arsenault’s digitally assembled, mixed-media illustrations, rendered in gray tones highlighted in red, feature a host of anthropomorphized kitchen utensils sure to delight young listeners. Particularly clever are Spork’s fantasies of other combos: a mixer-juicer and a rolling pin–corkscrew, for example. Although the youngest may miss the text’s interracial implications, they’re sure to catch Mum and Dad’s assurances that Spork is perfect just the way he is. Pair with Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Spoon (2009). Preschool-Grade 2. --Kay Weisman

Product details

  • File Size: 7709 KB
  • Print Length: 34 pages
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press (September 1, 2010)
  • Publication Date: January 23, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I0D9DI4
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,093,837 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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