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Jan 16, 2007

Oh, you did not just do that

These images must be a part of some suhweet coffee table book.

The question is, WHERE CAN I GET ONE!? Someone must recognize it! Please write back in the comments! Holy precise cutting, People. The strawberry kees is hilarious.

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John L.! Great find. The question remains, who deed eet!?

// UPDATE -- The perpetrator appears to be none other than Saxton Freymann, and a number of his books can be found on Amazon.com.//

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I know someone who had a calender with these exact pictures! I'll ask her tomorrow :).

Lotte Belice
 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:32 AM

saxton freymann is the guy who makes these.

Nina Shi
 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:32 AM

I'm not sure what the name of the book is... but i've seen them sold as greetings cards in a few shops in England :-o

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:33 AM

I don't know about any books, but I do know they're sold as greeting cards & there are loads of uber cute designs...I've got the orange winking pinned to my wall :)

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:33 AM

I've seen them as birthday cards too. I'll check the photo credit on the back.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:33 AM

These could be from any number of books by Joost Elfers and Saxton Freymann. My son has the book and calendar called "Food for Thought".

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:34 AM

The book that started all this veggies-with-faces madness is called "Play With Your Food." There are several sequels now available, including an entire book dedicated to pumpkins (natch). I'm sure Amazon carries one of 'em. Enjoy!

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:34 AM

There's a whole series of these book--Play with Your Food, How Are You Peeling? etc.--by Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers. They are definitely geniuses.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:34 AM

I saw a calendar like this at the school where I used to teach. I think it was done by one of the food service companies that delivered food to the school. The company name was Sysco. I'll call my friend that worked in the kitchen there and find out for sure...

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:35 AM

"Play With Your Food!"

It IS a coffee table book! :D

(and, as someone else pointed out, a calender, and a poster, and prints, and...)

There are some even cuter ones than that out there -- I think there are some with like, squash puppies or something...

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:37 AM

totally have that book!! (play with your food)

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:39 AM

These are the best--the calendars even come with stickers. I wanted another one for this year, but couldn't find one...

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:39 AM

I remember those fruits! Some of them I've never seen before, but most of them are from a book called "How Are You Peeling?" I forget the author, but I can look it up.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:39 AM


I had a calender myself - but couldn't tell you the who's and why's of it all. Luckily - other peeps here seem to have it covered. I'm Diggin the Beso de Fresa too!! Hilarity!

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:49 AM

Those are from books by
Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann with titles like "How Are You Peeling?" and "Food For Thought"

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:49 AM

88: yeah, it's bad, sick, ill, and all those complimentary terms.

Karen in Toronto
 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:49 AM

definitely "play with your food". it's by joost elffers. he also did a book called "food play", both available on amazon. and then there's "food for thought" he did together with saxton freymann.

the possibilities are endless! :)

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:56 AM

[whistling inno-cent-ly]

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 11:57 AM

The lemons ! - oh my gosh ! --it's an actual party; You know ur work day sucks when u notice lemons are having more fun than u ----:(

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:01 PM

Yep, it's Play With Your Food. I have it on my coffeetable. :-)

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:03 PM



 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:04 PM

I believe the strawberry is keesing the bleen, 88. You're just jealous...

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:05 PM

Nice one, T-O. Saw your fingerprints on that one right away.

Laurie C
 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:07 PM

[somewhat less inno-cent-ly]

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:09 PM

Everyone is correct. Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers partnered to make books, calendars, cards, etc.
Here is a link to the author's website.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:09 PM

...and thank you, Bats, for picking up the ball. So to speak.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:10 PM

aww sweet!

i bought a couple of them at butlers!

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:23 PM

Nice work, Saxton! Those are hilarious :D

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:27 PM

I LURVE these! I have the stickers from last year's calendar. I want to keep them forever, at least until I find another calendar. It didn't seem to be available this year. The little scallion dude is my favorite, i think.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:37 PM

I totally used to paint fruit as people too. I would take a Beach Boys song, and then switch the lyrics around slightly to describe a particular fruit as the focus of the song. Then I would paint the fruit into the situation described by the song. I thought I was so original.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:39 PM

I love the resigned look on the face of the scallion. "Oh no, I did not just do that AGAIN..."

A thinker
 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:39 PM

actually, i think the lemons might be my favorites, with those noses.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:40 PM

ACK! Could it BE any cuter?? I want that banana dog!

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:44 PM

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh sum1 has my name!!!!!! overload overload overload, too much cute little fruits!!!!1

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:55 PM

Ooh, I have had a Saxton fFeymann calendar for the past 3 years and I love him! There is a calendar for 2007, but it's general cute animal food items, not just puppy dogs like my previous ones: http://www.amazon.com/FOOD-THOUGH-PLAY-YOUR-CALENDAR/dp/B000JF8RA6/sr=8-1/qid=1168980855/ref=sr_1_1/103-2973099-1698203?ie=UTF8&s=books

He also has a number of books out. Just search Amazon.com.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 12:56 PM

OK folks I just checked the gloss and can't find it. The big mystery of my life (or just my workday) is: WHAT IS BLEEN? What is it exactly? Anyone care to enlighten me?

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 01:10 PM

These are cute, they're from a book called Play With Your Food. They also made cards and posters.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 01:12 PM

What is it with dachshunds and bananas? First we had the wiener dogs dressed in Chiquita Banana outfits, and now another banana doggie.

I don't get the a-peel.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 01:14 PM

...easy there, CG. You'll strain a posser.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 01:24 PM

CG - check out urbandictionary.com
lol, but I still don't know what it means either...

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 01:47 PM

DB: I was just thinking of that and marveling. I never expected to use the words "banana weiner dog" AGAIN on CO. Just goes to show you can't see the future.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 01:51 PM

CeeJoe... I'm sure if you typed any random combination of between 3 and 8 letters, UrbanDictionary would match some definition or other to it. There is no spoon.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 01:51 PM

What a nice way to end the day. Yeah - tomorrow is hump day!!! Have a good one peeps.

Kim in PA
 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 01:55 PM

I find the winking orange to be a bit disturbing...

Angela P.
 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 01:55 PM

I do love the lemons. Super-cute.

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 01:56 PM

I think "bleen" is the noise someone makes when they stick their tongue out at you. I remember it from Charlie Brown. Or maybe it's "blee"...

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 01:57 PM

My dad just gave the book to my mom for Xmas. Hilarious!

 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 02:01 PM

Theo, you're leading me down a slippery slope...I shall amaze you with my ignorance....what's posser and how would I strain one?



 |  Jan 16, 2007 at 02:23 PM

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