Synopses & Reviews
A delightful educational tool that stresses the importance of having a healthy relationship with food, this board book teaches the letters of the alphabet to tots and other gastronomes in training. Stylish and dazzling illustrations that highlight terms such as Kobe beef, pomegranate, ice cream, and farmers market pair with fun foodie facts to make learning the alphabet easy and enriching. A complete introduction to the alphabet and gastronomical terms, this unique book also includes a pronunciation guide, making it an ideal companion for food aficionados.
Picky eaters need not apply this abecedarian board book takes a global to the minute approach to cuisine (bento box locavore and taco truck are among the featured words). Each term comes with a brief description that’s as fresh as the item described (“Watch out for the spines since nopales come from prickly pears”). With cheery pastel hued artwork phonetic spellings (when needed) and a striking variety of foodstuffs it should easily whet readers’ appetites. Ages 3–5. (Sept.) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
"Picky eaters need not apply--this abecedarian board book takes a global, to-the-minute approach to cuisine (bento box, locavore, and taco truck are among the featured words). Each term comes with a brief description that's as fresh as the item described ('Watch out for the spines, since nopales come from prickly pears'). With cheery pastel-hued artwork, phonetic spellings (when needed), and a striking variety of foodstuffs, it should easily whet readers' appetites. Ages 3 5. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"I love this sweet little book. It's a delicious primer to the wide world of food . . . and the glories of the alphabet." James Oseland, cookbook author and editor in chief, Saveur
"A lovely way to educate burgeoning foodies." Epicurus Magazine
"With cheery pastel-hued artwork, phonetic spellings (when needed), and a striking variety of foodstuffs, it should easily whet readers' appetites." "Publishers Weekly"
About the Author
Puck is the author of the Cool Counting Books series, which includes 123 Boston, 123 California, 123 Chicago, 123 New York, 123 Philadelphia, 123 San Francisco, 123 Texas, and 123 USA. He has worked as a writer, editor, and translator for national publications and publishing houses. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Violet Lemay is an illustrator whose work has appeared in American Baby, Better Homes and Gardens, Elle, Family Circle, Modern Bride, the New York Times, Parent and Child, Seventeen, and the Wall Street Journal. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.