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Food Picture Books by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers

Updated on April 27, 2013

Baby Food, Dog Food, Food for Thought and More

The books "Baby Food," "Dog Food," and "Food for Thought" by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers are just three of their fun food picture books.

These books contain hilarious pictures of food, specifically fruits and vegetables, disguised as baby animals, dogs, cars, shapes, and so much more.

If you have a sense of humor and a love of the weird, these books will be right up your alley. I personally only own Baby Food but would love to own any and all of the books by these talented guys. Scholastic publishes these fun books which make a welcome addition to anyone's bookshelf or coffee table.

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Updated: 4/27/13

Young and Old Alike Love These Books

Keep one handy when you're babysitting...

My three grandchildren love the "Baby Food" book. I keep it in my hall bathroom with some other light reading material. When they were younger and still potty training, this book kept them calm and happy long enough to sit still and get down to business.

I think one of these fun picture books would be a great addition to anyone's library to have on hand when young children visit or anyone who enjoys looking at things that are a little wacky!

There's also a fun game to check out.

Baby Food - Baby Animals Made from Fruits and Vegetables

Baby Food was published in 2006 and has 26 pages of wonderfully fun baby animals, including a radish spiderling, an avocado and okra turtle hatchling, and a kiwi baby monkey.

Dog Food - All Dogs, All Food, All Cute

This 2002 paperback book has 32 pages full of food pups and funny puns.

How Are You Peeling? - Know someone who's sick? This would perk them right up!

How Are You Peeling? is a 2004 paperback with 48 pages. The variety of produce with faces is astounding. Lemons, peppers, and onions are expressive and charming. A real page turner.

Food for Thought - Carve Out a Few Minutes to Enjoy This Book

In 2005 Food for Thought was published. It is 64 pages of teachable lessons: fun shapes, colors, numbers, opposites, and more.

Saxton Freymann is an artist who carves the fruit and vegetables into submission for many of these books.

Fast Food - Go, car, go!

Fast food has been around for decades, but Fast Food by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers was published in 2006. It contains 32 pages full of transportation-related photos of fruit and vegetable art that are really going places.

Play With Your Pumpkins

From the book: "Why must a pumpkin's face be carved on its side when there is a natural nose begging to be the center of an incredibly expressive face?" write pumpkin artists Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann.

This book looks like loads of fun for Halloween and beyond.

Play With Your Food - Joost Elffers instructs you to get friendly with your food.

In this 1997 book, Joost Elffers gives guidelines for playing with your own food! Be sure to bring the most important traits: sense of humor and imagination.

One Lonely Seahorse - One word: Adorable

In this 2000 book, Bea is a lonely seahorse and the tale of her adventures in the sea are told through, you guessed it, food!

Do you love these food picture books, too?

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    • debnet profile image


      7 years ago from England

      I use 'How are you peeling' frequently in my work helping children to recognise feelings in others. Love ém!


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