09 October 2010

Weekend Cooking: Review: My Foodie ABC by Puck

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When I saw the cover of this book, I knew I had to feature it on Weekend Cooking. What a perfect book for a child whose parents are adventuresome eaters. My Foodie ABC: Little Gourmet's Guide, written by Puck and illustrated by Violet Lemay is the food-lovers way to learn the alphabet.

This is not your A is for apple alphabet book. Instead, kids learn about bento boxes, empanadas, pomegranates, and vegetarians. This little board book covers the world of flavors and ways to eat. And to go along with each letter is a colorful and accurate illustration that is appealing to both kids and grown-ups.

I had a hard time deciding which pages to share with you because they are all great. I picked the letter A since it describes a cookie I've never heard of before. I knew I had to show you the letter F because it depicts one of the highlights of my week. I would like to point out that there are actually five or six backgrounds for the letters, from gingham checks to receipt pages. I didn't mean to show two wood-grained patterns.

Click on the scans to see them full size and to get an idea of the text. My only problem now is to decide if I want to keep the book for myself or pass it along to one of the little ones in my life.

For more about the author and illustrator, visit the publisher's website. EDIT: if the website link doesn't work, please visit Duo Press's facebook page for more information.

My Foodie ABC at Powell's
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Published by Duo Press, July 2010
ISBN-13: 9780982529522
YTD: 88
Rating: B+
Source: Review (see review policy)
Copyright © cbl for Beth Fish Reads, all rights reserved (see review policy)


Margaret 10/9/10, 6:50 AM  

That looks a lovely book, maybe just right for my little granddaughter.

My weekend cooking post today is on my new blog - Margaret's Miscellany - which is for everything except books (still on BooksPlease.)

I do hope you'll pop over to visit.

Marg 10/9/10, 7:22 AM  

This looks like such a fun book! I am featuring soup this week.

Molly 10/9/10, 7:42 AM  

HOW creative!! I may have to pick this one up for future grandchildren to enjoy when they come over (because I am fairly certain I will not be able to let it out of my house!)

Pierre 10/9/10, 8:10 AM  

I hope children'd love this book.

Julie P. 10/9/10, 8:49 AM  

This book is adorable. I have read some other books by Puck and I think they are so cute.

Veens 10/9/10, 9:37 AM  

Awww.. lovely illustrations. This really looks like fun!

Beth S. 10/9/10, 1:25 PM  

Oh what a great book! Gonna have to find a copy of this. I so want to read it!

caite 10/9/10, 2:02 PM  

lol..I hate when you buy something that you like so much you can't decide to keep it or give it as a gift...lol

Peaceful Reader 10/9/10, 2:23 PM  

I love ABC books-this one has great illustrations. Great pick. I would have trouble giving it away myself.

Brimful Curiosities 10/9/10, 4:11 PM  

Look like there are a lot of unusual words in this ABC book. I like the layout of the pages.

bermudaonion 10/9/10, 7:17 PM  

What a fabulous ABC book!

Alyce 10/9/10, 8:57 PM  

That looks wonderfully unusual!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) 10/10/10, 3:03 AM  

That looks like a delightful book. I'll have to keep it in mind when I need a children's gift.

Jane in AUSTRALIA 10/10/10, 6:12 AM  

Love cook books in all varities

I had to change from weekend cooking to weekend eating.

see why

Ruth 10/10/10, 9:53 AM  

Thanks so much for always offering this! Always great.

auntie-c 10/10/10, 11:44 AM  

Cool book. I've got some young ones who would enjoy it.

Heather 10/10/10, 11:20 PM  

Looks like a very nice book. I'm sure the adults would learn from reading it as well.

Dorte H 10/11/10, 11:33 AM  

What an appealing book!

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