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Spork

Title

Spork

Authors

Kyo Maclear

Illustrator

Isabelle Aresenault

Publisher

Kids Can Press

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781553377368

Pages

32 pages

Genre

toy realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

His mum is a spoon, his dad is a fork, and he's a bit of both: he's Spork, a utensil who just doesn't seem to fit into the regimented world of the cutlery drawer, and this is his "multi-cutlery" tale, a humorous commentary on individuality and tolerance, that capture the experience and emotions of all who have ever wondered about their place in the world.

Grade Level

PK-1

Lexile Measure

570L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Biracial; Interracial; biracial child; interracial family; interracial parents; mixed race

Main Character

male spork

Race/Ethnicities

Forks / Spoons

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, 2010, Honourable Mention
Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2011, Short List
Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, 2011, Finalist
100 Magnificent Children's Books, 2010 Picture Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Ages 5 to 9
Kirkus Best Children's Books, 2010
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2010

Keywords

identity; individuality; tableware; kitchen utensils; cutlery; fitting in

Diversity Impact

indirect

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