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Spork by Kyo Maclear and illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault is about a young runcible spoon who doesn't feel like he fits in. His mother is spoon and dad is a fork. He's the only kid in the silverware drawer with one of each for parents. It takes a while for Spork to find his place in the drawer, but he does and it's a cute ending.
As spoons and forks look so different, Spork looks at blended families. Spork has his dad's tines and his mom's bowl shaped head. He reminds me of so many of my children's friends. For children of blended families not fortunate enough to be living in as multicultural area as ours, Spork can help.
Isabelle Aresenault's illustrations have a nice retro feel to them. The silverware is a mishmash of different styles making the cast of characters visually interesting. For our own silverware drawer being a made up of hand-me-downs, second hand stores, and who knows what, the silverware in Spork reminds us of home. The only thing we don't have is our very own spork!