How Are You Peeling?: Foods with Moods

by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers

Ever seen an angry orange? A timid radish? A jealous tomato? You will here, in a... read more

Ever seen an angry orange? A timid radish? A jealous tomato? You will here, in a hilarious book about moods and emotions which uses photographs of real fruits and vegetables to show the range of emotional expressions formerly associated with humans only. Freymann and Elfers create this moody mixed salad by selecting fruits and vegetables predispositioned by shape and size, and then by using an exacto-knife, black-eyed peas and beet juice to wrench the emotions out of them. Funny as this all appears, you are still bound to feel sorry for a very sad little onion that appears near the end of the book. But then, onions have always had the capacity to make us cry. (Ages 4 and up)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

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