Synopses & Reviews
Welcome, young art-chefs - your moment has come! The tle is set and your ingredients await: an empty plate, color pens and - most important of all - your imagination! Now, add a dash of squiggles there, a handful of zig zags for flavor - and voila! Here are 17 art-recipes, created by masterchef Herve Tullet. Follow the recipes and learn how to create a scribble sandwich, a thousand layer cake and chef's surprise - and then add your own decoration to taste.
"Readers who enjoy a structured approach to making art should feel at home with Tullet's (Press Here) oversize collection of art 'recipes.' With directions on the left-hand pages and empty plates on the right, the idea is to load up the plates with delicacies like 'Scribble Delight,' 'Zigzag Soup,' and 'Thousand-Layer Cake.' The recipe for 'Beautifully Shaped Kebabs,' for instance, instructs children to stack various shapes on four 'nice and straight' lines, and then 'garnish the kebabs with colors or patterns.' Mostly printed in b&w with a few neon-colored spreads, it's an engaging activity book that smartly parallels the creativity involved in making both food and art. Ages 4 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"The 'recipes' result in delicious designs, subtly seasoned with a well-taught lesson in Abstract Expressionism that even preschoolers can easily digest...Creative, clever, and fun pedagogy."- School Library Journal
"In true Tullet form, Doodle Cook requires inter-activity and imagination...Tullet turns food into an art form."- The Horn Book Review
"A tasty twist on a coloring book."- Scholastic Parent and Child
"...an engaging activity book that smartly parallels the creativity involved in making both food and art."- Publishers Weekly
"Young gourmands will love Doodle Cook!"- Epicurious.com
"Whether you seek to uncover the true artiste in your budding Joan Miro or your burgeoning Jean-Louis Palladin, look no further than Herve Tullet's Doodle Cook."- DC Modern Luxury
Designed to get creative juices flowing?[Tullet's] exuberance is contagious."- Bookpage
About the Author
Herve Tullet was born in 1958. After studying Fine Art, he worked as an Art Director for ten years (1981 - 1992) before joining the advertising industry. In 1990, he produced his first illustrations for the press in France (Elle, Le Monde, Liberation, Lire, Enfants Magazine, etc.) and has since been published in numerous magazines around the world. In 1994 he published his first book for children. Since then he has devoted himself to illustrating and painting. A great lover of children's literature, he is the father two boys and a girl, who never fail to inspire him.