“FUNNY FOOD” Book Tells Kids “Play With Your Food!” and Makes Headlines from NY (Daily News) to LA (Weekly)!

Since it hit the stores in late March, Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts–the colorful new book by NYC authors Bill and Claire Wurtzel–has been making headlines with food and parenting editors across the country–and it’s easy to see why!

What’s not to love about a couple of grandparents whose mission to fight childhood obesity is built around the simple tenant: Play with your food? The Wurtzels have come up with a winning combination: arts & crafts, healthy ingredients, humor, fun, and more fun! Funny Food gets kids laughing, interacting, buzzing with ideas, and as Bill Wurtzel always says, “If kids make it, they’ll eat it!”

Funny Food is a little book with a big message: Make nutrition fun and kids will choose to eat healthy food over junk food every time. Kids, parents and educators who have witnessed the Wurtzel’s powerful Funny Food Workshops in schools across New York City agree.

Take a look at a few notable Funny Food press clips and quotes (see below) and to get more info on Funny Food and the Funny Food Workshops, please visit: www.funnyfood.us

Contact: Emily Green, emily@welcomebooks.com, 212. 989. 3200

Funny Food offers breakfast as edible sculptures. Getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies just got a lot easier, thanks to a pair of New York grandparents.– NY Daily News

“Sure, the intended audience for Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts is a few decades younger than we are. But hey, we could all use a little more food fun in these days of infinite online cassoulet critics, no?…But what we love is this is truly a cookbook, not just a sensationalized photo gallery as similar books tend to be.” – LA Weekly, Squid Ink

“Just too awesome. It’s exactly what the title suggests: a book that’s overflowing with fruit, pancakes, and eggs, all carved up in clever ways that look almost too good to eat.” –Glamour Magazine’s health blog, Vitamin G


NY1 Parenting Correspondent Shelley Goldberg talks with author Bill Wurtzel about “Funny Food.” Click the image to watch the TV clip.

“Breakfast isn’t usually heralded as a prime romantic moment, but with a little ingenuity, New York City jazz musician Bill Wurtzel and his wife, teacher Claire Wurtzel, made it just that.” –Reader’s Digest

“Wake up to Fun!…With the help of this book parents can get their kids excited about making and eating breakfast with ingredients that are probably already in their kitchen.” –Kitchen Explorers on PBS Parents

“As I was scrolling down looking at the pictures of the funny food. My first thought should have been oh my gosh my kids would love this (which they would), but what I found myself thing was not only would this be fun for the whole family (7) it looks healthy for this dieting momma! What a great idea!” – Comment on Kitchen Explorers on PBS Parents

“Oh, yes! Bill Wurtzel is the Pea-casso of cooking. He combines wholesome ingredients with a healthy imagination to create incredible plates.” –Kiwi Magazine

“Unfamiliar fruits such as kiwi becomes a charming snack when plated as a cat face in Funny Food…more of look-book than cookbook, with page after page of inspiring images smattered with a few tips, recipes and instructions. For creative parents, the book will be an inspiration…” –The Star Ledger

“Your kid doesn’t want to eat real food for breakfast?  No excuses.  This book illustrates 365 breakfasts made of eggs, toast, cereal, pancakes, fruit, cheese, yogurt, and other good things…I can’t imagine any kid resisting eating foods like these.” –Dr. Marion Nestle, foodpolitics.com (Dr. Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University, and voted the second most important foodie in America today .)

More Funny Food press + info on the Funny Food Workshops at www.funnyfood.us

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