June 27, 2014

C. Seifert / G. Sander / J. Hoersch / N. Mager: Kinder, kocht!

Do you see all the markers in the book? I could barely decide which recipe I should try first with my kids. This week we went for a farfalle salad and soufflés in teacups as dessert. I have to admit that though the book title is "Kinder, kocht!" (Kids, cook!) I did most of the cooking, because my 3yo and my 6yo are still a bit too young for the recipes, however they did a great job as assistents. They were so easy to delight and so proud of the results.

About the book: I can only commend the layout, the many ideas, the beautiful photographs, the recipes sorted by seasons - everything! "Kinder, kocht!" is in German and has been published by Swiss publishing house AT Verlag in 2013. The authors are Claudia Seifert and Gesa Sander, the photos are by Julia Hoersch and the wonderful styling is by Nelly Mager. Gesa Sander did the illustrations with so many adorable details. This book is so full of fun for kids and a great pleasure to browse for adults. Take a look!

June 12, 2014

Sandol Stoddard / Ivan Chermayeff: The Thinking Book

"Estava a pensar" (The Thinking Book) is the third of three books with illustrations by Ivan Chermayeff published by Portuguese publisher Bruaá Editora. Check out their great catalogue! It has been originally published in 1960 by Little Brown and Company and still looks so modern. More about prolific designer and illustrator Chermayeff here and here. Sandol Stoddard and Chermayeff colaborated as well on "Keep It Like A Secret".

"Estava a pensar" shows the world from the perspective of a child: from the dust particles that float and sparkle in the sun to wild animals and a giant circus. It's all about the freedom to daydream. It reminds me of an old German song: "Die Gedanken sind frei". This book is also good for adults to forget about schedules and deadlines. I could learn this from my kids... Pick up a copy here.

Bruaá Edicao e Design
Bruaá Edicao e Design
Bruaá Edicao e Design

June 05, 2014

Max, der Zahnarzt und der Fasching

Why not let the children draw their own books? This book is a really weird one in the most positive sense. The story is about a visit to the dentist, two skeletons, a dinosaur and some more monsters. I found it at the public library the other day. It's part of a creative project initiated by the nearby primary school in 2008.


Max, der Zahnarzt und der Fasching, Projekt "Stark durch Stärken", Grundschule Klenzestraße 48, 2008/2009