Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Food For Thought by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers
Rating: 5 stars
Before telling you how cool this book is, I just have to point out the name of the authors: Saxton and Joost. Um, why were we not aware of those two cool names when naming our children?! Joost. Pretty fun. Let me practice it: "Joooooost! Time for dinner!" Ok, maybe it would raise an eyebrow or two in this non-Dutch neighborhood...
Now, about the book.
Here is a book that combines two of my favorite things: great books and great food. These two author-artists cut out fruits and veggies to make all sorts of cute and hilarious images--mostly but not only animals. The expressions on some of the "faces" are amazing! Really laugh-out-loud funny.
There are five little chapters: shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and opposites. But really, this is more about fun than learning. Oh wait...the two can be combined! Check it out. And giggle a little with your little one.
I do apologize if your children want their next fruity snack to resemble the this creative, edible art.