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How Are You Peeling? Food with Moods

by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers

Published by Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic Press, 1999
44 pages
ISBN: 0-439-10431-9

Age 4 and older

Ever seen an angry orange? A timid radish? A jealous tomato? You will in a hilarious book that uses photographs of real fruits and vegetables to show the range of emotional expressions formerly associated with humans alone. Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers create this moody mixed salad by selecting fruits and vegetables that already appear expressive, and then using an exacto-knife, black-eyed peas, and beet juice to wrench the emotions out of them. Funny as this all is, you may still 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. CCBC categories: The Arts. (KTH; Feb 7) 1999 Cooperative Children's Book Center

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