- 9,99 €
Juana Medina's ingenious illustrations nearly pop off the page in her new counting book, ONE BIG SALAD. One avocado deer saunters across the spread, two radish mice scurry by, until finally ten clementine kitties prance onto the scene - all of the ingredients in one big salad!
Medina's previous book with Viking, SMICK!, introduced her to the children's book world, and now she's bringing her fresh and innovative take on the concept book form.
When is a counting book not just a counting book? When it's a recipe, too. Taking readers from one to 10, Medina (Smick) uses loose black lines to transform various photographed vegetables (from a Washington, D.C., farmer's market, no less, as an art note reveals) into wonderfully expressive animals. The reedy roots of two oblong radishes make perfect mouse tails after Medina draws on ears, legs, and snouts; leafy red lettuce transforms into the manes of "seven radicchio lions"; and in what's perhaps the best scene, citrus wedges become the bodies of "ten clementine kitties," shown stretching, leaping, licking themselves, and napping. Adding in avocado, peppers, walnuts, and a few other items, Medina leaves readers with "one big delicious salad" with no animals harmed in the making. Up to age 3.