While the pictures and simplicity may seem like it is only for younger students, the core theme in this book is deep. Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2020, Great book about being a little different, Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2020. So she’s half blue and half red?” they just look like idiots. Not because of my race, but because of my so-called disability. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. One day, everything changes. (I probably watched "the Brave Little Toaster" too many times as a kid.) Made me giggle and go aww. Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award Nominee (2011), Books to read together in the early years. Did you ever feel like you just didn't fit in? The story resonates with me as a biracial person. Baby—Bah! Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Then one day this messy creature arrives at the dinner table and none of the other utensils are able to calm the mess. I think it is important to help children explore how we are all different, but I am not sure if they will get the multi-race aspect from this book. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. There is a really cute book out there about a bunny adopted by horses. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Illustrated beautifully, with a nice storyline and a lovely message, I liked it a lot. This is a book dealing with multi-race or multi-ethnic families. To read is to voyage through time.”... His mum is a spoon. This story highlights that there is a place in the world for everyone. Readers' Most Anticipated Books of November. Enjoyable. The playful tale of Sporkis a fun and light expression of difference. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Read it with them! You may be charged a restocking fee up to 50% of item's price for used or damaged returns and up to 100% for materially different item. This "multi-cutlery" tale is a humorous and lively commentary on individuality and tolerance. This book is another favorite, just like. People ignoring positive things about me like my creativity or what makes me an interesting person and only seeing me as someone with a “disease” that’s worse than cancer that must desperately cured. 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. thing arrives in the kitchen who has never heard of cutlery customs. Not to mention that the concept and the artwork look like a ripoff of Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s picture book “Spoon.”. Unable to add item to List. Spork's mum is a spoon and his dad is a fork...so he is a spork. Daddy—Couldn’t biracial kids be something awesome? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His mother is spoon and dad is a fork. Not red? This is another one of those: little so-and-so was different than all the other whatzits, he never fit in no matter how hard he tried, it made him sad, until one day his uniqueness proved to be useful, and suddenly he felt proud of his difference. Something went wrong. Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2013. He just never seems to be picked to be used at the dinner table. A messy thing comes into the kitchen and the standard spoons and forks are not right for the messy thing's needs. Kyo Maclear is an award-winning writer and novelist. I loved the message! Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Spork by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault is about a young runcible spoon who doesn't feel like he fits in. He watches despondently from the drawer while the other silverware is put on the table. Daddy—Sporks come with military rations. I enjoyed the story and the colors, the end was also a nice one for a picture book. X-techie’s Daughter: My friend shared this book with me and I immediately picked out the author’s subtle message (much to my friend’s open-mouthed surprise as she’d missed this message entirely and thought of me only because I often use a spork ( :D)) regarding a child of mixed-race background looking for self-identity. The other silverware talk about how they are so much better and what makes them better then the little spork. That is until one day, when the messy thing arrived who had no respect for cutlery and didn’t know how to use them correctly. Young Spork—Mum’s a spoon and Dad’s a fork—is a little bit of both, creating endless sorting problems in the kitchen. I like the concept of showing a child who is a mix of both parents, with a twist--they're cutlery! Its high-spirited illustrations capture the experience and emotions of anyone who has ever wondered about their place in the world. Her first book for children, Spork, has received a number of honors, including a 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award nomination. I also didn't see the end coming, but I do like the way it's all tied in together. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. To see what your friends thought of this book. This little fellow is a bit of both his mum, a spoon, and his dad, a fork: he’s Spork! Utensils usually do not mix, so Spork feels like he doesn't belong. How can he make a difference? It's a great book for teachers and parents alike. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. 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. The spork is very cute in this, but he doesn’t fit in and he longs to be useful and be on the table with the other cutlery. You just have to find it. I actually like the idea; it is clever, though the submitter’s idea about color(s) is actually closer. Sweet message for children of multi-ethnicities, Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2020. Adding official videos for Goodreads Authors? I’m in my early thirties and sometimes things got a little rough…. People around kids! This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Luckily for Spork, when neither the forks or spoons could handle the baby, he got th. Spork Maclear 2010 Submitter: As parents of a biracial child, we wanted to like this one. Kyo Maclear is a children’s author, novelist and essayist. But it's a great parallel, and addresses some of the issues that kids in such families might face. Give this and thousands of kid-friendly books with. Myo Maclear’s. The illustrations are fun as well. Welcome back. “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. Only, Spork stands out. His (spoon) mother and (fork) father think he's perfect just the way he is. Pair with Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Spoon (2009). Can Spork be what the messy thing needs? The author sums up the “neither and both” aspect of it pretty well. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Daddy—It is dehumanizing. Hey Submitter, I think you have a great idea for your own children’s book about being biracial — I love the analogy with the colors! She was born in London, England and moved to Toronto at the age of four. Well done story about diversity, acceptance, and individuality. I fear it may never end. When your parents are a fork and a spoon, you end up being a spork! =D. To make matters worse, Spork was never chosen to be used at the table. The spork feels bad because everyone makes fun of him because he is different, not a spoon, not a fork. Doesn't this make your heart melt for him? This story highlights that there is a place in the world for everyone. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. I had never read this book but when I received it i was very impressed! These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. :), This is a lovely picture book that introduces the concept of diversity and acceptance in a fun, accessible way. Unable to fit in with either forks or spoons, little spork stakes out its own identity. And he's a bit of both. Discover a world without failures and empower your kid to embrace a growth mindset. Even though we are different from what some might call the “norm” we each are special in our own unique way. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B015MQA2KO/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 I’m not always a big celebrity book person, but I like the idea of it.

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