Written & Illustrated by Saxton Freymann
Your feet can walk and run and skip,
But are they best for every trip?
If you answer is a "no,"
Here are other ways to go:
Peeling out on green-bean skis,
Kayaking on cabbage seas,
Driving a zucchini train,
Soaring in an okra plane!
(Hungry? Even if you are,
Please try not to eat your car.)
For fun with speed and attitude,
Grab a little fresh
"The playful text gallops along smoothly in rhymed couplets, while the illustrations work their inimitable charm . . . This handsome book is . . .an irresistible invitation to children to play creatively with their food." -- Booklist, starred review
"Who won't smile at the banana airplane, squash blimp or romaine-leaf sail? Accompanied by a bouncy rhyme - "By foot, on wheels, by air or sea, / I hope that soon you'll visit me!" - these vehicles and their delightfully lifelike passengers will inspire laughter and admiration in equal measures." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Once again, the creative team that brought readers such delicious titles as How Are You Peeling? and Food for Thought is at it again, this time sculpting fruits and vegetables to depict things that go. An engaging mushroom figures (think Pillsbury Dough Boy) leads the way as he runs and skips, skis and skate, pedals and glides under his own power. From there, the pace picks up, highlights mechanical, long-distance vehicles, such as cars, trucks, trains, ocean liners, and helicopters. Each ingenious construction maintains the integrity of its various elements (the train consists of zucchini passenger cards on a celery-stalk track) photographed against solid backgrounds. As any librarian knows, books on transportation always move, and this one, featuring an okra airplane and a ginger kayaker paddling a fava-bean boat, may move faster than most." -- School Library Journal
"As ingenious as they are sweetly silly, the staged scenes in these books have explored subjects from wounded emotions to mathematical concepts…. The playful rhymes keep up the pace ("With skates, a walk becomes a glide./A skateboard can extend your stride), but it is the pictures that will get the most scrutiny… After looking at this book, parents may encourage their children to play with their fruits and vegetables -- as long as they eat them afterwards." -- The Washington Post
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award
Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Selections
New York Public Library “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing”
Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee
CBC Choices 2007
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Trim Size: 9" x 8"
Page Count: 32SE
Foreign Rights: Play With Your Food, LLC
Translation Rights: Play With Your Food, LLC
Rights Available? yes
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