Fast Food

Fast Food

Hardback

By (author) Saxton Freymann, By (author) Joost Elffers, Illustrated by Saxton Freymann

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  • Publisher: Scholastic US
  • Format: Hardback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 238mm x 9mm | 308g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 043911019X
  • ISBN 13: 9780439110198
  • Sales rank: 126,420

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Fruits and vegetables leap off the plate and off the page in Saxton Freymann's fast-paced tribute to things that GO! When you see piles of veggies lying sedately around the corner store, you'd never guess all that produce really wants to go, go, GO! But Saxton Freymann did, and he's transformed those basking berries and lazy legumes into vehicles of every size and speed. Kids everywhere will thrill over the array of transportation methods on display, from enormous rockets and grand ocean liners to the simplest mechanism of all: your feet. And as always, Freymann's clever vegetable sculptures delight the eye and tickle the funny bone. Hurry up and grab some FAST FOOD!

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Booklist *STAR* Freyman, Saxton and Elffers, Joost. Fast Food. Mar. 2006. 32p. Illus. by Saxton Freyman. Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine, $12.99 (0-439-11019-X). PreS-Gr. 2. Like Freymann and Elffers' other books, such as How Are You Peeling? (1999) and Food for Thought (2005), this picture book takes a theme (here, transportation) and illustrates it with exceptionally clear color photos of ephemeral, sometimes whimsical sculptures created from fruits and vegetables. As quietly witty as its title, the book is narrated by a little mushroom man who suggests different ways of getting about: on foot or by skateboard, wheelchair, bicycle, skis, car, bus, truck, train, sailboat, submarine, airplane, blimp, or rocket. The playful text gallops along smoothly in rhymed couplets, while the illustrations work their inimitable charm. Little mushroom, radish, and gingerroot people drive around in cars made from a variety of foods: peppers, a cucumber, a sweet potato, and (wait for it . . .) a lemon. Because the pear-based helicopter (runners made of string beans, blades of peapods, and piloted by a radish head with a confident smile) is photographed slightly from below and suspended above the tops of leafy parsley stalks, it appears to hover above trees. Clean book design and vivid color reproduction ensure that the art takes center stage here. This handsome book is both a uniquely entertaining addition to preschool and primary-grade units on transportation and an irresistible invitation for children to play creatively with their food. -Carolyn Phelan KIRKUS STARRED 1/1/06 FAST FOOD by Freyman, Saxton ISBN 0-439-11019-X; $ 12.99; all ages; 32 pages ******************************************** Freyman's parade if inventively carved and combined fruits and veggies rolls on, this time demonstrating modes of travel, He starts with feet (actual mushroom stems) of course, and continues through skates and scooters, a wheelchair, skis, automobiles, a fire truck, a passeng