Thursday, February 2, 2012

Funny Food (May 2012) - "These not your mother's smiley-face sandwiches"

Bill & Claire Wurtzel's Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts, inspires kids and parents to play with their food to improve their health!

Bill's is a wacky world where nutritious and delicious fit together like two peas in a pod on every well-balanced, colorful and nutritious Funny Food breakfast plate. Kids everywhere will see nutritious food in a whole new light, laughing their way to a healthy future when they make and eat breakfast (and snacks, too!) with Funny Food. Is your child vehemently opposed to veggies or fighting with you about eating fruit? We have your game-changer.

In Funny Food, Bill shows us how to improvise and use creativity to make carrots into airplanes, eggs into jugglers, pears into guitar players and bananas into bikes and trains. There's something new around every corner and jumping off of every page! Don't be surprised to discover a puppy in your oatmeal, a fish in your cereal or juggling clowns on your pancakes. Kids will learn how and why to make healthy choices each time they sit down for breakfast with Funny Food.

Bill (the artist) and Claire (the educator, training teachers in the NYC public schools for more than 40 years) have turned a hobby into a social message. In their Funny Food workshops held in schools all over NYC - from Harlem to the Lower East Side - Bill & Claire teach students, parents, educators, school nurses and even nutritionists to use their imaginations to improve health and eating habits.

"The goal is to discourage obesity by inspiring children—and adults—to improve their eating habits by creating meals that are not only nutritious, but also fun," says The New York Times.

Funny Food contains both recipes, how-to photographs and step-by-steps and tips for healthy eating included throughout the book.

BILL WURTZEL is both an award-winning creative director and renowned jazz guitarist. Now a founding director of the Jazz Foundation of America, he performs weekly in NYC. He and his wife Claire are married 50 years and live in New York City.

CLAIRE WURTZEL has been an educator for 40 years. She served on the faculty of Bank Street Graduate School for 17 years and currently serves on the faculty of the American Museum of Natural History working with teachers, administrators, families, psychologists, librarians, and museum educators both nationally and internationally. Recently, she and Bill have launched healthy breakfast workshops in the schools. They have 2 daughters, and 3 grandchildren.

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Bill & Claire Wurtzel

160 pages, 7.5 x 7.5
Hardcover, $19.95 ($19.95 CAN)
365 full color photographs
ISBN 978-1-59962-111-1
On Sale: April 2012 • • Pre-order on Amazon

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