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Time to Eat!
But wait! Your parents may have told you otherwise. However, playing with your food may be a good idea after all!
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What do you do
when your meal talks back to you?

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Play with your Food

By David Derrick

$15.95, hardcover, 36 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-102-9, 9.5 x 10

"Dave's curiosity for the natural world is always obvious to me in his work, and he transfers that love for life to who ever chances upon it. His drawings and compositions show the wonder of the natural world, while his humor and his story layer it with life."
- Matt Nolte, Character Designer, Pixar, and illustrator of Brave: One Perfect Day

San Francisco, California- September 15, 2014
Immedium, Inc. proudly announces the publication of the children's picture book Play with your Food. Created by professional animator David Derrick, this lively adventure features a pre-historic "Odd Couple": a little reptile who pulls out all the stops to convince a larger predator to not eat him! Their spirited banter and humorous romp will entertain young readers.

The Permian Period was millions of years before the age of the dinosaurs...but it was still a eat-or-be-eaten world! The tiny gecko-like lizard confronts this once it lands on the menu of much larger, and oh so hungry, dimetrodon.

Refusing to accept its fate lying down, the lizard dares to counter generations of hallowed wisdom. It advises the big predator that it's better to play with your food than to eat it. When the carnivore balks, the lizard simply won't take no for an answer! A hilarious debate and chase ensue. This prehistoric pair provides classic comedy with physical pratfalls and witty wordplay. This is an unique "dinosaur" tale with a twist!

This is the fourth funny storybook by Dave Derrick, who is an animator at Disney. Previously Dave created Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job, Animals Don't So I Won't!, and I'm the Scariest Thing in the Jungle!, which are sold at zoos and aquariums nationwide.

Illustrated with naturalistic verve by a veteran storyteller, Play with your Food will resonate with children and their parents, who both know an enjoyable mealtime when they see it.

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About Immedium

Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and "multimedia" world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children's books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.

About the Author

Dad David Derrick is a story artist at Disney Feature Animation. Previously at DreamWorks, he contributed to the films Megamind, How to Train Your Dragon, Bee Movie, Flushed Away, and Rise of the Guardians, based upon a book by William Joyce. He is the author of Sid the Squid and the Search for the Perfect Job, Animals Don't, So I Won't!, and I'm the Scariest Thing in the Jungle!. A sculptor of wildlife in bronze, he studied fine art at the University of Utah and graduated from California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS), where his films won a student Emmy award.

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"Conveying movement in art is different from thinking about it. Many can talk about how it works; few are able to articulate the process of converting what one observes onto canvas or into a tactile medium like bronze. David G. Derrick, a former motion picture animator, may have retired from Hollywood studios to pursue his artcareer full-time, but he is forever thinking about how to breathe the illusion of life into his stationary work, using skills he used in projecting magic onto the big screen.

A sketchaholic, he is constantly exploring line and form with graphite paper and digitally...

Derrick is a sculptor and painter. What he does exceptionally well is explaining how the creative process works, using his website and all tools at his disposal. He is a great example of how artists can self-market their work." - Wildlife Art Nature Journal