[The sprites'] methods of teaching include journal entries, dramatizations of various food legends, late night talk show-style interview segments with historic figures, “science lab” segments explaining aspects of food science, and the aforementioned recipes. It’s so varied that, although Elliott has a formula she establishes at the beginning, it hardly feels like one is sitting through school during all this education; in Tasty, learning is genuinely fun.
J. Caleb Mozzocco
School Library Journal
Tasty is an inventive work of kids' nonfiction. Elliott uses the graphic format to create a book that is equal parts history, trivia, and cookbook, and entertains as much as it informs. The author's sprites are charming and funny and keep the book moving forward. Elliott's nuanced exploration uses food to bridge cultures, showcasing the similarities in a wide range of global cuisines. Included recipes are simple enough for young chefs, and the story may inspire them to seek out more. Young readers and their foodie caretakers will almost certainly love learning all about their favorite Tasty treats.
The food sprites from Yummy are back in Tasty! And this time, they're joined by Naia, a water sprite who loves putting her research in cute journals! What are their favorite of these new foods?
If you'd like to test out a recipe from Tasty yourself, here's the recipe for gelatin cups with gummy worms!
Here's a little peek into Tasty featuring development art and my favorite pages & goofs!