Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers have wowed readers with the funny food faces of HOW ARE YOU PEELING?, the underwater vegetable visions of ONE LONELY SEA HORSE, and the darling petite produce of BABY FOOD. Now with DOG FOOD, the duo turns its talents to the canine realm. These pepper pooches and mango mutts are guaranteed to charm dog owners, dog ...
Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers have wowed readers with the funny food faces of HOW ARE YOU PEELING?, the underwater vegetable visions of ONE LONELY SEA HORSE, and the darling petite produce of BABY FOOD. Now with DOG FOOD, the duo turns its talents to the canine realm. These pepper pooches and mango mutts are guaranteed to charm dog owners, dog lovers, and even -- dare we say it? -- cat fans. And the new board book size is just right for even the smallest pups to hold. Chow down!
Publishers Weekly, 2006-03-06 Fans of the team behind How Are You Peeling? (about which PW wrote, "Photos of scowling oranges and gregarious scallions garnish this garden of delights") will welcome the board book editions of Dog Food and Baby Food by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers. Ingeniously carved peppers, potatoes and pears contrast "good dog" with "bad dog" and "top dog" with "underdog," while wide-eyed sculpted sweet potatoes and scallions emerge as baby alligators and armadillo pups. A pair to prize. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2002-06-17 In How Are You Peeling?, Freymann and Elffers sought out wrinkly, bulging fruits and vegetables and applied beans to form eyeballs. The resulting veggie faces showed wit and a keen design sensibility. In Gus and Button and this volume, the artists no longer wait for the poetic moment. They slice and pierce vegetable chunks to create animal likenesses with less successful results. The title refers to the book's canine theme and artistic media. Each page features a common saying like "in the doghouse" and a visual play on words. For "dog paddle," which here has nothing to do with swimming, a green hound built from two pears backhands a ping-pong ball with a racquet made from a radish slice. "Pup tent" pictures a lettuce-leaf shelter and a red radish-puppy. Jalapeno peppers, with their tail-like stems and their variable coloration, come in handy for "sick puppy" (a queasy red and green) and "lucky dog" (who holds a cauliflower bone in his jaws). Even though the mushroom chunks and mangled potato parts are forced into service, whimsy prevails in the portraits of the frisee lettuce sheepdog, the broccoli poodle and the banana, cut lengthwise and laid flat to resemble two long yellow dogs with blunt black noses ("Let sleeping dogs lie"). All ages. (Sept.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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