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Foods with Moods: A First Book of Feelings

By Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers

How are you peeling today? Happy? Silly? Excited? Worried? Whatever you're feeling, there's a food that shares your mood, and these delightful, delectable sculptures are sure to turn a frown upside-down.

Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers have wowed readers with the funny food faces of How Are You Peeling?: Foods with Moods, the underwater vegetable visions of One Lonely Seahorse, the lush produce landscapes of Gus and Button, and the punny puppies of Dog Food.

Almost 20 years after the original hardcover edition of the first in the collection, How Are You Peeling?: Foods with Moods, the vivacious veggies return in this brand-new board book adaptation, Foods with Moods: A First Book of Feelings.

Reviews and Awards

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book

"Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers have created sweet and feisty little beings with feelings, passions, fears, and an emotional range that is... organic... The easygoing, conversational text is reassuring and upbeat about social encounters for the very young... As a book about feelings, a kitchen-witchery tour de force or a spur to crafts action on your own or with your kids, How Are You Peeling? is charming, friendly, instructive and, of course, appealing (spell it how you will)." - The New York Times Book Review

⋆ "An eye-catching and enormously appealing book... Accompanied by simple rhymes, the attractive photographs burst with color. Use this book to discuss different moods, to introduce the names of many fruits and vegetables, to identify colors, and to inspire young artists to create sculptures of their own." - School Library Journal, starred review

"Children and their keepers will be astonished to discover how closely the wrinkles, bends, and creases in produce can mimic human feelings... Fun, and useful: what child would not be encouraged to talk about being shy when there is a cantaloupe that admits to exactly the same thing?" - Kirkus Reviews

"Kids will find the inherent silliness irresistible and be drawn in by the book's visual appeal: the colors are strong, the photography is excellent, and the expressions, derived from the natural lumps and bumps of the fruits and vegetables (enhanced by a few incisions), are surprisingly masterful." - Booklist

Purchase Options
 Indiebound • Scholastic Store • Amazon • Barnes & Noble

Spring 2018
Board Book
ISBN: 978-1-338-19441-8
Price: $7.99/$10.99
Trim Size: 6" x 7"
Page Count: 18
Foreign Rights: Scholastic
Translation Rights: Play With Your Food, LLC
Rights Available? yes

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