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From Barnes & NobleA New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book for 2002
The Barnes & Noble Review
Ever seen a poodle hidden in your cauliflower? How about a chihuahua in your chili pepper? The authors of How Are You Peeling? and Play with Your Food are serving up this doggone funny book, which gives new, edible meaning to all our favorite canine phrases.
Whether it's "bad dog," "in the doghouse," "hot dog," or "dog eat dog," Freymann and Elffers have the right fruit or vegetable to make a "dog show" of it. Bananas, mangoes, cucumbers, and potatoes make excellent pooches, and the two authors have set them up in many hysterical poses. "Dog catcher" shows a little pepper dog flying in the air catching a Frisbee, while "dog fight" has two pear pooches snarling at each other in an extreme close-up. A red-potato hound is carrying his mushroom suitcase in "doggy bag," and "puppy love" has a little onion pup licking his mom's face. The book contains lots more, but in the end, sometimes it's best to "let sleeping dogs lie."
A simple and visually eye-catching book, Dog Food will be a hilarious treat for any canine (or food) lover. It's remarkable what Freymann and Elffers can do with food, and their doggy creations match each phrase perfectly. Both charming and zippy, readers will be howling with laugher over this "top dog." Matt Warner