How Are You Peeling?: Foods with Moods

How Are You Peeling?: Foods with Moods

by Saxton Freymann, Joost Elffers

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Category: Feelings
"Amused? Confused? Frustrated? Surprised? Try these feelings on for size."

This is a book that asks all the right questions. And leaves you feeling great no matter what the answers are!

"Who'd have dreamed that produce could be so expressive, so charming, so lively and so funny?...Freymann and...Elffers have created sweet and feisty little beings with feelings, passions, fears and an emotional range that is, well, organic."-The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439598415
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Series: Scholastic Bookshelf Series
Edition description: First Bookshelf Edition
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 37,476
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Saxton Freyman received his first jacknife on his eighth birthday, which he used right away to carve his very first pumpkin. Years later, he used that same knife to create many of the characters in Play With Your Food, this time with fewer injuries!
Saxton and his wife, Mia, started eeBoo Corporation, which makes really cool, and fun products like growth charts, cookie cutters, and stacking blocks. It was through Mia that Sax learned about Joost Elfer's idea of doing a book on carving veggies. Together, they immediately began working on Play With Your Food and Play With Your Pumpkin.

Joost Elffers began creating books in the early 1970's. Since then he has come up with really fun books full of imagination, like Oragami, Cat's Cradle, and Anamorphoses and the Games of Perspective. In 1978, he created his first fruit characters in Die Radieschen Maus im Kaseloch.
Since Joost is a foreigner, he was not too familiar with the Halloween tradition of carving out jack-o-lanterns. He was surprised to see that Americans never noticed the cute nose pumpkins already have-their stem. With his friend, Saxton Freymann, he started the book Play With Your Food

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How Are You Peeling?: Foods with Moods 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
ahauze on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A cute and colorful book, How Are You Peeling is about fruits and vegetables with moods. The food sculptures, made with all natural features, mimic various human emotions from being angry to happy and serve as great tools to talk about feelings as well as the names of fruits and vegetables!
jmvarnad on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a very creative book. Using the veggies and fruit to show different emotions. I wish I had thought about this type of art myself. I would defiantly use this book to teach talk to my students about emotions and to study there definitions.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Remarkable photographs of fruits and vegetables that convey strong emotions, with a whimsical text that asks many questions and stimulates conversation about feelings. "Amused? Confused? Frustrated? Surprised? Try these feelings on for size. How are you feeling?" Invites children to name the feelings they see depicted, and then to name their own feelings. Also good for a nutrition curriculum, learning names of fruits and vegetables.Suitable for preschoolers to grade 1.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember when my child brought this home from a book fair at school & recently bought this for a friend with a small child. The pictures are sweet & imaginary representations of different feelings we all have. I find it to be such a sweet book.
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Everyone smiles when they open this book. The vegetables are cleverly done, and can be looked at over and over. The message is simple and nice. I give this to every young child I know, and watch their parents turn every page with pleasure.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book! The pictures are amazing to look at. My preschool class loves this book. I used it to talk about emotions and how to deal with things like anger.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Freymann/Elffers is now my favorite artist. After seeing the pineapple turtle. I fell in love with all his work. I hope to contuine seeing more work from them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was reading how important it is for parents to help thier young children identify the different feelings that they experience. This is the first step in the process of planting the seeds of compassion and empathy for the feelings of others. Who would ever think we could turn to fruits and veggies to teach the lessons! These are truly works of edible art portraying such feelings as anger, fear, surprise, joy, pride, sadness, and jealousy. My two sons love this book and so do I. We read it all the time and sometimes use it to open up discussion about specific reasons that they are feeling a certain way and what they can do or say to others. Even my 3 year old "reads" it to me all by himself. I'm so glad that I found out about this book in my favorite source of quick-read parenting sanity, called "The Pocket Parent." This A-Z guide (written exclusively for parents of preschoolers) offers hundreds of tips to try when the kids challenge your sanity. If you have a 2, 3, 4, or 5-year-old, consider adding these two books to your personal library to refer to again and again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is not just about the great photographs--the story helps children learn about emotions. Includes superb rhyming scheme for readers who need help figuring out words. One of the best children's books I have ever read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never had so much fun reading a 'children's' book. The whimsical expressions created on the fruit and veggies make me laugh out loud every time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No matter what your age, this book will make you giggle. It's a priceless addition to your child's bookshelf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend this book not only for children, but for any artist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a real treat for both me and my niece. I ordered one for both of us.