About the Author
Isabelle Arsenault has illustrated several children's books, including Spork, My Letter to the World and Other Poems and Mr. Gaugin's Heart. She has received many awards for her work, including the Governor General's Award for Illustration. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Age: Primary, IntermediateMedia: DigitalGenre: Modern FantasyThis is a modern fantasy book because it is about a "spork" and other pieces of silverware that act as if they were people. The theme of this book is to always be happy with who you are, no matter what.
Spork, the titular character of this picture book, does not fit in. His mother was a spoon, his father a fork, he is neither. No one knows quite what he is, or how they can use him. Spork would much rather just be either spoon or fork, instead of wondering what he is and where he belongs. This is until he finds out that sometimes, we just need to find our place in the world, even if detractors think we can't.The illustrations in this somewhat charming tale really make the story, the silvery hues of the kitchen utensils are warm and matted at times and harsh when necessary, highlighted with pleasant shades of red.Children between 4 and 6 with multi-cultural heritages will appreciate this simple story of finding your place within a world that doesn't understand you.