So the book fairy dropped by my house yesterday and left me a present. (Seriously though, I have no clue where the book came from, and I really don’t remember requesting it from the publisher – But hey, we’ll roll with it. It was a pleasant surprise.)
It’s a lovely children’s book titled “A World of Food” by Carl Warner. Since I’ve had my kids, I’ve had to familiarize myself with today’s children’s literature… I can honestly say that I’ve been a bit disappointed. It seems they’ll let anybody write a children’s book nowadays, and a lot of them just aren’t good. Many have no rhyme or reason, and if the writing happens to be good, the artwork is terrible.
“A World of Food” has renewed my faith in children’s literature completely. The book is absolutely stunning.
London photographer Carl Warner is known for his miniature landscapes made entirely from edible ingredients. In his newest book “A World of Food”, Warner shows twelve of his amazing photographed creations, each one showing readers young and old what the world might look like if there were only a single color. For example, “Yellow” is a desert made of pasta palm trees, cereal sand, and swiss cheese pyramids, while “Orange” features pumpkin cottages, carrot trees, and apricot leaves. And yes, it’s as cool as it sounds. It’s brilliant.
I had a blast flipping through, marveling at this man’s creativity – trying to figure out how he knew that chili peppers would make the perfect scorpion. Pure genius. And the words are even better. Playful verse accompanies each image:
We’d live in pumpkin houses.
Where carrots, beans, and tangerines
Form trees and rocks around us.
Sunny streams of orange juice
Would tumble over peaches
And lap the shores of mango stones
On lazy lentil beaches.”
It’s so fun to read. My twins and I have flipped through and read this book together quite a few times already. They love pointing at the bright colorful photos and seem captivated by the words as I read them.
“A World of Food” is a book all parents should make a point to add to their children’s collection. It will become an instant classic and will ultimately encourage you and the kiddies to look at food in a whole new way.
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