March 2017 Children's & Young Adult Lead Titles

The Fantastic recipe machine Chihiro Takeuchi

The Fantastic recipe machine
Chihiro Takeuchi

Age range 4+

We’ve long been told that little girls are made of sugar, spice and all things nice… but who knows the surprising and secret recipes for a giraffe? Or a lion?

The Fantastic Recipe Machine by Chihiro Takeuchi is the second children’s picture book collaboration with Berbay Publishing. Using her detailed award-winning paper cut artwork, Chihiro Takeuchi creates an imaginative world of endless possibilities, where weird and wonderful combinations of everyday ingredients combine to form recipes for all sorts of animals.

In today’s age of omnipresent technology; where the origins of everyday things are unknown; where even the ingredients of food or shampoo can be intimidating, The Fantastic Recipe Machine’s whimsical and creative ideas makes the world a little less frightening, whilst reminding children that with imagination, anything is possible.