Fish Food: Andy Mansfield & Henning Löhlein (Templar Publishing, 2013)
I’m not really going to be able to write a huge amount about a book that consists of six double spreads but despite the brevity, this is a must-have book. It’s something in the vein of Jan Pienkowski’s Haunted House, although his Dinner Time is much closer. If you love Pienkowski or pop-ups, you’ll love this.
The first spread starts with a squirmy worm, as happy as can be… You know how in war movies when as soon as a character mentions their love back home, or how near they are to retirement, or some other positive comment, that basically they’re going to die in the next act? Well, that. CHOMP!
This theme contines throughout the book. What makes this book extra fun is that you can see each previous ‘dinner’ through the mouth of the current tip of the food chain. Lush illustrations, wonderful paper engineering, quality card pages and interesting book dimensions add to a great package.
A small piece of perfection and well worth looking out for. It’s also good for reinforcing the elements of story for children preparing for reading. MG and DG play with this book regularly. Perfect gift material and a book that’s going to be enjoyed from toddler to adult. CHOMP! GULP! CRUNCH!
Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of Fish Food by Templar Publishing for review. No other financial reward was given and the opinions are my own. I was not asked to write this post.