This is a wonderful book to teach children about table manners! I really enjoyed the fork superhero that leads the children in proper behavior at the table, and how to help clean up!
Forkman has a lot to teach this family about their manners. We learn how to properly load a dishwasher, but also about improper noises to be made while eating and electronic use.
The story is very easy to read and understand, and both of my kids got into it really easily. I have one overall complaint, and while it is not a big deal, I do think it is important for readers to know. When you start the story, it is in chapters, and we start this book on Chapter 3. I found it very confusing to jump in on a chapter that is not the start of the story. Truly, it didn’t matter, as we can understand what is happening without needing to read Chapter one and two. I would, however, have liked to see the chapters removed, or the entire story to be placed inside one book. This did not reduce the enjoyment of the book, but it did cause a bit of confusion as we opened and started to read.
Overall, this was a fun story with a great story to teach children. I would absolutely recommend this for young children. It should be read as an assisted reach for young children but could be read unassisted for a middle-elementary reader.
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend The Adventures of Forkman: What’s That Noise? for any child. It provides good information about how to properly behave while eating, which all kids can benefit from!
Where to Find This Book:
When poor manners are present, Forkman will be there to save the day! Join Kathryn and William as they learn how to load the dishwasher properly and avoid inappropriate distractions at the table with the help of all their utensil friends. This second book in the Adventures of Forkman series is a great introduction to mealtime etiquette for readers of all ages.
Just the Facts:
The Adventures of Forkman: What’s That Noise? by Tiffany Caldwell and W.R. MacKenzie
Page Count: 38 pages
Publisher: Mascot Books
Pub Date: January 2021
Tiffany Caldwell: I have worked with children for over thirteen years and every year basic manners become less evident. When I was growing up, my sisters and I took etiquette classes during the summer while we visited our grandparents. Etiquette was always a big part of our upbringing. When we would have our family dinners, my dad, W.R. MacKenzie, would make our utensils come to life as we were eating. Forkman became a part of our dinner routine! I am a mother of three great kids and military wife to my hero. A few years ago, I told my dad we needed to start writing our story. We are so excited to share Forkman with the world!
W.R. MacKenzie: I spent thirty-nine years in the bakery business. After I retired and my four children were grown, I felt it was time to share the importance of the family meal with the world. The Adventures of Forkman teaches children how to properly conduct themselves at the table. Our books are filled with characters all children can relate with and I believe Forkman and his crew will help children of all ages learn manners and table etiquette.
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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.