Playing With Food is an inspiring activity book that invites children to engage with all aspects of food – how it is grown, prepared, cooked, and presented. Vibrant illustrations by Louise Lockhart invite young readers to decorate their dream birthday cake, color in soup cans, plan a menu for a café, and fill the shelves of a kitchen. Simple recipes and craft ideas, such as building a wormery or making a chef’s cap, are peppered throughout. A delightful book that will serve up plenty of creative treats for design- and food-oriented parents and their children.
Louise Lockhart’s distinctive screenprinted illustrations are sold through her online store, The Printed Peanut, and can be seen on stationery in museum shops around the United Kingdom.
The focus in Playing With Food is fun. Pure and simple. Delve into recipes for gingerbread men, plan your own midnight feast, then learn about pasta and veggies. Plus, you even get to color in the endpapers. Perfect. —mybookcorner
It’s the kind of thing that would’ve kept me occupied for weeks as a kid and thus, it’s perfect for summertime. —mypicturebookblogger
Now Lockhart has fully opened the doors to her world and welcomed us in to an abundance of brilliant ideas, which are executed through beautiful designs all in one chunky volume. But it’s not all just pretty pictures; what informs all of these arresting illustrations are ideas for children to engage with food in creative and positive ways and she does this with such easy humor and charm.. —bibelotmagazine
Louise Lockhart’s colourful illustration style is perfect for engaging kids and adults alike. Collaging together a mixture of textures and marks with hand-drawn pieces, Louise creates rustic artworks which are perfect for this titles organic subject matter. . —headlessgreg
Playing With Food’ is a bumper fun-filled activity book all about food. From designing a menu for a café to decorating a dream ice cream sundae to filling in a bento box, this interactive book invites children to think about how food is grown, prepared, cooked and presented. Louise Lockhart’s bright and vivid illustrations serve up a smorgasbord of creative treats for everyone from fussy eaters to budding chefs. —BookloverJo
Playing With Food is for kids (and people of all ages for that matter) who take their food seriously! It’s a place to discover food from around the world, try your hand at culinary experiments and invent your own versions of dishes and popular foods. —AveryandAugustine
In this excellent activity book, Louise Lockhart takes us on a wonderful foodie and food-filled journey. This activity book is packed with things to do. There are drawings to complete, recipes and experiments to try, crossword puzzles to fill in, word searches to solve, and so much more. The interactive nature of this book will keep children engaged and busy, creating and thinking for hours. —Looking glass review
Lovely color drawings cover food from around the world, from breads such as Tiger Bread from the Netherlands and Cottage Loaf from England to lunch menus and toppings fro hot dogs. This activity book emphasizes interaction, so parents will find it especially inviting, featuring diaries, fill-in full-page drawings, pages of line drawings for coloring, and more. Kids learn by doing, with this format.. —midwestbookreview