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Wednesday 1 March 2017

Review: The Fantastic Recipe Machine

I just loved Chihiro Takeuchi's Can You Find My Robot's Arm (our review here)--the perfect blend of visual splendour and quirk. So it was with much eye-popping happiness that I took a swan dive into his latest creation--all about a pretty fantastic recipe machine.

Again, Chihiro delights with a fantastical storyline that will enchant readers of all ages. As the day begins at the factory, the little robots are out in force. I wonder what they'll whip up with their fantastic recipe machine?
Perhaps it will be yarn, cookies and oranges. Maybe even cute little brushes? And what do all these things make when combined and put through the machine?

A lion!


As the robots get to work, the fantastic recipe machine takes a variety of these odd things and combines them to make a series of animals, constructed from the colours, patterns and shapes of a variety of everyday items.

An imaginative take on creating things, and the many and varied ingredients that make up animals--and even people--this is a visually striking journey for little ones. Using paper-cut style imagery and plenty of colour pops, kids will delight in watching creatures emerge, and could even partake in their own recipe after reading this book. What items them unique?

Title: The Fantastic Recipe Machine
Author/Illustrator: Chihiro Takeuchi
Publisher: Berbay, $26.95
Publication Date: 1 March 2017
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780994289582
For ages: 3 - 8
Type: Picture Book