What's for Lunch?
By Lise Melhorn-Boe
Kingston, Ontario: Transformer Press, 2011. Open Edition.
7 x 8"; 10 pages. Flutter book. Pop-ups. Color photo-copied onto Boise HDP Color Copy Cover acid free paper. Numbered and signed by the artist.
Transformer Press: "A fun faux children's pop-up book about (yes! more) toxins in our food. Color photocopied from hand-painted and collaged illustrations, with a bouncy poem as text.
"My tummy is growling. What's for Lunch? Colourful illustrations combine with bouncy rhymes about nasty stuff in our food to make one wonder if having lunch is such a good idea."
Lise Melhorn-Boe: "[What's for Lunch? is] sort of a companion piece for 'What's for Dinner?' in that it is also a pop-up book and also about toxins in our food. This one is however, more typical, in that it is made of paper. It is styled like a kids' pop-up book with a bouncy verse about the nasties we are eating. I actually designed it years ago for a contest that Little Simon advertised. Artists were supposed to illustrate, write and do the paper engineering for a pop-up book for 4-8 yr. olds. The winner was to be published, but no one won. I realized that I should take advantage of the fact that I had already done the artwork and pop-up design and just rewrote the text."