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The Adventures of Forkman Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Teaching children about what it takes to be a good person includes teaching them about good manners. I'm happy to be introduced to a children's book series that actually makes it fun to learn about proper etiquette at the dinner table and beyond. The latest book in the series is The Adventures of Forkman: What's That Noise?, co-authored by Tiffany Caldwell and W.R. MacKenzie. Find out more about the book and enter to win a signed copy!

About the Book:

Book Title: The Adventures of Forkman: What's That Noise? by Tiffany Caldwell and W.R. MacKenzie
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: Jan 2021
Tour dates: Feb 1 to Mar 5, 2021
Content Rating: G. This children's book is for everyone.

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.

My Review:

As the second book in the series, The Adventures of Forkman: What's That Noise? is completely fine to be read as a stand-alone story. It consists of two chapters, one focusing on the proper use of a dishwasher, and the other about how to make the best of family time in the kitchen. All the information gets communicated through the friendly conversations between Forkman and the kids Kathryn and William. The Forkman is always very patient, giving step-by-step instructions and reasonably detailed explantions, whenever necessary. He also pops questions that encourage the kids to think independently. While the colorful illustrations help bring the cute characters to life, young readers would really enjoy seeing familiar kitchen items, such as pots and pans, bowls, plates, and utensils, become characters in a story, each with a fun name to remember.

Table manners are important not only because they are closely related to politeness and decency, but also becasue they can do good to our health. By teaching the kids about the do's and don'ts at the dinner table, the book shows them how to be kind, respectful, and considerate, and encourages them to form good habits that will likely have lifelong benefits. Besides table manners, Forkman also teaches safety measures regarding the use of a dishwasher, motivates the kids to share household chores with their parents, and asks them to cherish family time by turning off phones and other electronic devices during mealtime. In a way, Forkman helps reinforce many of the things I've told my kids before. Thank you, Forkman! I can hardly wait to hear what Forkman will talk about in the next book of his adventures.

Buy the Book: Amazon | B&N | Mascot Books

About the Authors:

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.

Connect with the authors: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads

One lucky reader will win an autographed copy of The Adventures of Forkman: What's That Noise!

Giveaway ends 3/11. Open to US only. Please enter below and good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. Giveaway is hosted by iRead Book Tours. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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