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Food Faces

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Sometimes it's ok to play with your food! This board book offers wonderful opportunity to strengthen your little ones vocabularies in the areas of food, animals, and colors.
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Food Faces. By Deanna F. Cook. 2020. Storey Publishing (ARC eBook).

Kids will really enjoy looking at the pictures of animals creatively constructed with healthy fruits, vegetables and breads. Puns and rhymes are scattered throughout as well to add to the fun. Can’t determined every ingredient that went into creating a pig, lion or fox? An ingredient list for each creation is in the back if needed. An extremely cute book!
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A pretty basic, short book on how to make various animal faces with food. Kids will enjoy getting to play with their animal food – the jury’s still out as to whether or not the parents will enjoy putting it all together, though.
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This book is super cute and has some very easy and fun ideas to make food into animal shapes that are very easy for kids to do. I do with there was a bit more creativity with the eyes as it's always just made of "candy eyes." The book itself is nothing amazing, just the name of the animal and the sounds it makes. I think it's cute and can inspire creativity with your food, but nothing too amazing.
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My daughter is three and I am always on the lookout for fun ways to introduce her to new foods as she tends to try and stick to the same ones

I thought that the cat and dog faces looked great and they are easy for me to have a go at as we have everything we need in the cupboards/fridge already so will be having a go at them this week – fingers crossed!

This is a fab little book and full of inspiration – 4 stars from me – only wish that there had been a few more faces to look at too – I really liked the guide at the end confirming what they were made with though
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This is a fun board book to help you enjoy breakfast, snack time, lunch and even supper. It is full of creative food ideas. Have you ever wondered how to make a owl face out of fruit for your little one that loves owls? This book has got you covered. There are many more ideas too. If your little one is having a rough day it can help bring a smile too or these ideas can be fun to create together. The photos are eye-catching with all types of fruits and vegetables designed into many different animals such as monkeys, bugs and pigs for meal times and snacks. The design of the book is colorful showing 22 pages for healthy eaters, picky eaters or eating fun. These are artwork ideas you eat and you might get some ideas on what you could create for yourself through inspiration of this book. Have fun!
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This was a fun picture book to read because it is all about playing with your food and filled with bright, colorful pages! It would be a great resource for Preschool teachers to use when teaching a theme about food or animals. This book is also perfect for parents with young children because it would keep the little ones busy by copying the designs on the page or creating their own food face.  Then they could eat their creation for snack time!
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Silly and Perhaps Educational Food Fun

Yes, this is silly, and of course, we're so often told not to play with our food when we are children. But this is certainly a fun and creative way to play with food: making animal faces and insects. Especially if young children are out of school, this could actually be a fun book to springboard into both creativity and learning, as the book shows animals' faces created just with different fruits, vegetables, and foodstuffs (and also candy eyes). You could have fun with it in several ways. You could actually just read through the book, seeing if your child can figure out what each face is made of. Luckily for parents or caregivers, the author tells in the back of the book what makes up every face and insect in the book. Of course, you can choose to attempt to recreate these food faces, which I think the children would really enjoy—and could perhaps get them to eat some healthy fruits and vegetables as they create. You could extend the idea further and see what other animals you can come up with. This book certainly has the potential to be a lot of fun.
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My daughter and I really enjoyed reading this awesome children's book.  It had a lot of great photographs of animals that were made using pieces of fruit and vegetables.  It was very interesting and I look forward to trying out some of these cute food recipes.  We enjoyed looking at the photos, talking about the animals, talking about each type of food which made up each animal and talking about the colours of each piece of food.  I highly recommend this book and perhaps it would help children who are fussy eaters to explore more healthy food options.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Food Faces is an adorable board book for the very youngest and their caretakers with edible sculptures in appealing shapes. Due out 15th Sept 2020 from Storey Publishing, it's 22 pages and will be available in board book and ebook formats.

This is such a simple and appealing little book with a myriad of uses. I would venture that the vast majority of babies and young children love the 'animal noises' game. This one provides ample opportunity for onomatopoeic play with pictures of pigs, monkeys, dogs, bugs, cats, owls, foxes and more, as well as a cute "identify the foods used" game with a picture gallery at the end, as well as a lovely opportunity to engage older toddlers in re-creating the pictured snacks in the kitchen with grownup supervision of course. What a lovely fun little book full of healthy snacks. The photography is very clear and easy to understand. There are no construction notes included in the book, but they're not necessary.

This would be a superlative gift, excellent classroom or library group selection for activity groups, a wonderful parent/caregiver activity, or even for babysitters and child-minders looking to up their playfood activity time game with their small charges.

I loved this one. It's simple but so well done.

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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Funky, quirky ideas for creating fun animal food for children. Simple ingredients and easy to copy designs.
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Food Faces is an adorable board book for young ones and not-so-young ones! With fruits and veggies, nuts, cheerios, cheese and chocolate chips, kiddos can create bright and silly animal faces or beautiful butterflies and more. So play with your food: get creative with that kiwi and pineapple, tomatoes and olives. Have fun! This book would make a perfect birthday gift!

Thank you to NetGalley and Storey Publishing,LLC for the free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.
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This is a very cute book for babies or very young kids. It's basically just cute food photos with no much text besides what the face is (pig, monkey, cow). It's a very adorable book and it has about 13 different animal's faces and the little ones will love it. At the end you can see what kinda food they used to make the faces. I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review
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This is a pretty cute beginner's board book for very young kids. The food faces were pretty impressive compared to what I can do.
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A great way to get your kids to eat, the faces are simple to create and use everyday foods. Should be a hit with little ones!
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This is absolutely the most adorable book and I recommend it highly.  Who knew that food could be so entertaining? 

This title brings new meaning to play with your food! The youngest children will enjoy seeing the fun animals that are created from common foods like bread, cheese or strawberries.  There are cows, kittens, monkeys, pigs and more!


Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.
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How fun! Such a unique book, to teach about both food and animals. It had our daughter giggling from start to finish! Plus, the ending gives you a chance to tap;k through all the animals and foods together. What a lovely little book. We really enjoyed it!
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This simple boardbook leaves a lot of space for interaction. Throughout the book we see animals made from different food. There are asides asking questions like counting things or asking what something is, as well as including animals sounds (always a winner with little kids) and in the back there are lists of all the ingredients used in the artwork so that kids (and parents) can recreate them at home. Simple, cute, fun.
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We really liked this book! Full of lots of funny animal faces made from food. We each had our favourite face. We think this book would be handy for using at a children's party or for a funny lunch or snack. Thank you for the opportunity to review this funny book.
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Such a delight! "Food Faces" is an adorable (and delicious) little book showing colorful food creations.

What I loved about this book is that it's a multidimensional platform for learning: we've got very bright colors, animal names as well as recipes which you can make at home with your child. The animal "Food Faces" are also super simple to make, which is really important when you want your child to get engaged but also not lose interest quickly.

Finally, I really appreciated that the ingredients listed are easy and widely available, so I don't have to think of substitutions. 

Highly recommended for, I would say, 2-5-year-olds!

*Thank you to the Publisher for a free advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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