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My Foodie ABC: A Little Gourmet's Guide
     

My Foodie ABC: A Little Gourmet's Guide

by Puck, Violet Lemay (Illustrator)
 

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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 farmer’s market pair with fun foodie facts to make learning

Overview

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 farmer’s 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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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.)
From the Publisher
"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"

Midwest Book Review
A first class effort to educate young taste buds while promoting literacy. My Foodie ABC is fun for both preschoolers and adults.
Mogul Baby
Recommended for kids 3-6. As an adult I adore it. It’s educational, hip and unique!
Kids Go Bilingual
This [book] has exposed us to new foods ... My daughter was not the only one who learned from it, I did too!
Mom to Bed by 8
Very well written and very beautifully illustrated. Duo Press publications are food for your little one's brain.
5 Minutes for books
My daughter and I had a fun time exploring new foods with this book, and we have some new items we want to try.
Weekend Cooking @ Beth Fish Reads
A perfect book for a child whose parents are adventuresome eaters.
NJ Family
Youngsters will rest reassured once they see Jake calm his fears.
Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
Not your usual ABC book of familiar terms, this "gourmet" approach not only introduces the ABC's but exposes young children to a smorgasbord of food items from many cultures. It seems most any culture is represented these days in restaurants and cooking shows, so why not expose youngsters to a larger frame of reference as far as foods are concerned. This board book features mostly one but sometimes two alphabet letters per page with simple, muted illustrations that depict everything from alfajores to opah to udon with the added use of phonetic spellings for those not adept at linguistics. It's a nice variety. Color photographs would have been the preferred choice for ease in recognizing each unusual food, but youngsters will enjoy the simple illustrations. The perfect gift for the next-generation foodie in your life. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
Kirkus Reviews
J is for jícama, W is for weisswurst and X is for xuxu in this smug foodie alphabet book that may please gourmet parents but will definitely mystify their children. With two or three items per spread, capital and lower-case letters appear on a patterned background paired with a word or term (with pronunciation guide when necessary) and a paragraph-length gloss as well as a picture. I is for ice cream is one of the few child-friendly items in this book, though children may be taken aback by the reference to "extra-virgin olive oil gelato." Other terms (gourmet, kobe beef, locavore) are hopelessly beyond the ken of the vast majority of toddlers. Between the busyness of the layout and the failure of so many terms to match phonetically with their letters, this self-indulgent effort is one to leave behind. (Board book. 3-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982529522
Publisher:
Duo Press
Publication date:
07/09/2010
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
574,960
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"With cheery pastel-hued artwork, phonetic spellings (when needed), and a striking variety of foodstuffs, it should easily whet readers’ appetites."  —Publishers Weekly

"My Foodie ABC is an adorable book that not only showcases a wide variety of ethnic foods from all over the word, it also places value on local farmer’s markets and fresh, healthy food. Violet Lemay’s fun an playful illustrations will put a smile on your face instantly, her whimsical drawings bring this delicious book to life."   —Kim Rosen, illustrator, Boston Globe, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and American Express

"A first class effort to educate young taste buds while promoting literacy. My Foodie ABC is fun for both preschoolers and adults."  —Midwest Book Review

"I love this book. This is a perfect book for any food lover in training. It teaches children the alphabet throughout all this culinary items and treats . . . I hope you have a chance to pick this one up and share it with your children."  —OC Family

"Recommended for kids 3-6. As an adult I adore it. It’s educational, hip and unique!"  —Mogul Baby

"This (book) has exposed us to new foods and enrich our diet. My daughter was not the only one who learned from it, I did too! . . . so for me is a must have!"  —Kids Go Bilingual

"Very well written and very beautifully illustrated. Duo Press publications are food for your little one's brain."  —Mom to Bed by 8

"My daughter and I had a fun time exploring new foods with this book, and we have some new items we want to try."  —5 Minutes for books

Kim Rosen
My Foodie ABC is an adorable book that not only showcases a wide variety of ethnic foods from all over the word, it also places value on local farmer's markets and fresh, healthy food. Violet Lemay's fun an playful illustrations will put a smile on your face instantly, her whimsical drawings bring this delicious book to life. (Kim Rosen, illustrator, Boston Globe, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, TIME, and American Express)

Meet the Author

Puck is the author of dozens of children’s books, including New York Baby and My Foodie ABC. He is also the creative chief behind duopress labs, the company responsible for books such as Messi: Superstar, 100 Pablo Picassos, Park, and many more.

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