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Dog Food Board book – March 1, 2006

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If you think living, breathing puppies are cute, wait until you see this fabulous book of photographs of fruit-and-vegetable dogs. Yes, Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers (Play with Your Food, How Are You Peeling?, One Lonely Seahorse) are back, with one of their best efforts to date. Not only are the doggies themselves endearing and clever (the broccoli-tufted French poodle is pure genius), but the wordplay and visual punch lines are terrific as well. "Chilly dog," crafted from a potato, shivers next to a mushroom snowman. "Dog bowl," contrary to what you might envision, is a dog made out of a radish, with a black olive on its paw, poised to topple banana-tip bowling pins. "Dog catcher," reveals a jalapeño dachshund catching a squash Frisbee in midair. "Let sleeping dogs lie" you say? There they are, sleepy, sleepy banana peel dogs at the end. The eye-popping endpapers showcase the entire kennel of creations on a bright turquoise background. This immensely appealing book will be irresistible to almost any human, but dog (and produce) lovers will sprout wings and zoom skyward. (Ages 4 to 104) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: Baby - 3 years
  • Board book: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (March 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439110203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439110204
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,828,652 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on October 17, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is wonderful and so entertaining! The pictures are really amazing and the captions are very clever. Everyone I've showed it to has loved it, and if you are a dog lover, it's a must!
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Some of Freymann's doggie creations are much better than others, but this entire book is filled with very creative food sculptures of man's best friend. I showed the book to my friend's little boy and he was completely creeped out by it, so I don't think this is a book that should be given to very young children. Adults who have a whimsical sense of humor will definitely enjoy it (and you'll never look at a banana the same way after reading this book!).
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This is the cutest book ever! I just received it for my birthday. I brought it in to my work and showed a few co-workers; everyone wanted to know where I got it. It just makes you smile every time you flip through the pages. Very original. A must have for young and old alike!
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Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers are playing with their food again, and you'll never look at fruits and vegetables in quite the same way. After great success with How Are You Peeling, One Lonely Sea Horse, and Gus and Button, Elffers and Freymann have moved on to the dog house with a kennel full of edible surprises. Each bright and fun-filled page features doggy phrases and expressions... dog tired, let sleeping dogs lie, puppy love, doggy bag, dog eat dog, dog tag... accompanied by creatively constructed canines made entirely from fruits and vegetables. Take a look at "dog bowl" as an expressive, red radish dog complete with black olive ball on his paw gets ready to knock down banana pins, or "chilly dog" where a shivering hound made from a potato stands next to a mushroom snowman. With a marvelous parade of the entire canine cast on the endpapers, and a list of ingredients included on the back cover, Dog Food is a captivating and humorous feast for the eyes, and just perfect for dog lovers of all ages.
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I cataloged this donated book into the academic library's collection where I work. I selected it from the books that had been donated for our annual book sale because I knew parents with little children would enjoy having something to occupy the attention of their kids while they were studying/researching. What a remarkable imagination this book testifies to! I photocopied the "Working like a Dog" page to testify to my meager efforts, it adorns my cubical. Everyone with children will want a copy of this book.
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This book is adorable! It's so fun and the creativity is amazing. My 14 month old loves dogs and this book has become one of his favorites!
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This book is awesome. My 6 and 8 year old nieces never get tired of it and ask me to read it to them again and again. You can look at the same page and see so many different things. It is absolutely amazing that these authors are able to transform food into these amazing, creative images of dogs! My 15 month old daughter also really enjoys looking at the pictures. This is a great book for ages 0 to 100!
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Silly pictures that provide cues for text ("hot dog", with a picture of a chili pepper dog and a fire). Great for the a 3-5 year old who can memorize and connect pictoral clues, and will boost their confidence/interest in reading. Or for the dog lover or garde manger chef who just needs a laugh :)
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