Dog Food

by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers

What is truly amazing about Dog Food , in which cauliflower, oranges, onions,... read more

What is truly amazing about Dog Food , in which cauliflower, oranges, onions, potatoes, and other ingredients have been transformed into dogs, is the incredible success the illustrator has in capturing emotions, moods, actions, and energy in his unique creations. Twenty-six familiar phrases, all containing the words “dog,” “puppy,” or “pup,” are literally portrayed through the edible art. A pepper hound peeks out of a lettuce leaf tent for “Pup tent,” a pear pooch whacks a radish racket in “Dog paddle,” and three couch potato puppies, made of broccoli, green pepper, and yellow pepper, gaze at a mushroom television for “Dog show.” Readers will relish the word play and humor, and, perhaps, never view their dinner plates in quite the same way. (Ages 5-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003

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