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Wednesday 6 December 2023

Review: Artichoke to Zucchini

Food, food, glorious food! 

If you love food, you’ll devour this tasty picture book with glee!

Artichoke to Zucchini is a fun and arty exploration of lots of different foods, categorised by starting letter, from A to Z. 

There is everything in here, including things you’ve likely tasted (like bananas and pizza) to some more unusual foods you may not have heard of (like dragon fruit and urchin).

Each lovely morsal has a space  and is gorgeously illustrated in colourful and funky style. Splashes of neon pink repeat through the pages — very eye catching and engaging!

Each piece of food is also labelled and each page has a fun narrative about the delicacies featured on it. Author/illustrator/graphic designer Alice Oehr injects so much emotion and description into these mini stories, you can almost taste the foods as you read them.

C is warm croissants dipped in hot chocolate or coffee. It’s for juicy cherries, spicy chillies, and salty capers. C is for capsicums and cashews from the land, and for crabs and clams from the sea.

Artichoke to Zucchini is a joyful checklist of food to taste. Beautifully designed and filled with yummy descriptions, it’s a fun way to explore the alphabet and learn about new foods.

Title: Artichoke to Zucchini 
Author/Illustrator: Alice Oehr 
Publisher: Scribble Kids, $24.99
Publication Date: 31 October 2023
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781761380617
For ages:  3 - 8
Type: Picture Books