Sunday, March 3, 2013
Picture Book Review: A World of Food
A World of Food: Discover Magical Lands Made of Things You Can Eat
Written and photographed by: Carl Warner
Published by: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2012
* This picture book is literally a feast for the eyes! Each set of pages begins, "If all the world were...." and names a color. Warner then writes in rhyming detail of some of the things you would find in that colored world, all of which relate to food. For example, "If all the world were yellow...." "we'd stop and drink from pools of lemonade." The landscapes that Warner has created using food are amazing. You can spend hours studying each photograph admiring all of the details and trying to identify all of the food used. The kids espsecially loved the pink and white worlds, filled with sweets of all kinds. At the end of the book is a cheat sheet listing the foods that were used to create the different parts of each landscape. This can be a great book to introduce children to new foods. All different types of mushrooms, fruits, vegetables, and grains are used in the photos, which might hopefully lead up to, "Hey, maybe we should try some of that?!" This was a book that the whole family enjoyed reading and looking at together. It was also a 2012 National Parenting Publication Book Awards Honors winner.
This book was borrowed from the library.
Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.
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