The award-winning Maree Coote, with her acclaimed
brilliance in the use of words and the alphabet, has come up with another
Using vegetables, fruit, and nutritious food in the guise of letters, she has created work of amazing beauty.
From the exquisite and clever typography to the
creative and individual personifying of each letter, the text takes the
In rhyming verse, Coote serves the letter well.
Letters for Lunch: How to Eat the Alphabet.
The title is an achievement in itself.
We go into the end pages. Stunning
colour is alluring.
Compilations of complex images of vegetable-shaped letters, invite eaters to indulge in their beauty, value, and ways of
eating them through simple ways to serve.
Each entry/letter has a dream of becoming something
special, and a recipe is included for its use that promises maximum benefits.
Imaginative and full of surprise, there is no age
group pinned to this superb presentation.
Letter art is a rare and welcome medium and Coote is Queen of
Readers will admire her work as I do. It makes me
laugh, and I’m always in awe of the expansive, lateral ways she approaches her
This book will be a prize winner as it deserves to
be. Don’t miss out on the experience that comes with it, as you look-and-find to
Title: Letters for Lunch: How to Eat the Alphabet
Author/Illustrator: Maree Coote
Publisher: MelbourneStyle, $29.99
Publication Date: 1 August 2023
For ages: 5 – 105
Type: Non Fiction Picture Book