Diets aren't supposed to be fun. They're supposed to be tiresome and irritating - serious matters for folks serious about losing weight.

But a new cookbook attempts to change this way of thinking. "Looneyspoons," written by Janet and Greta Podleski, is subtitled, "Low-fat Food Made Fun" - and that's just what this book, published by Granet publishing for $19.95 paperback - is.How can you not have fun, with recipes called "The Leaning Tower of Pizza" and "Burger Alarm," and "I'm a Sole Man"?

Fun cartoons, interesting tidbits of trivia and a bright layout make this diet cookbook a good source to help teach kids to cook - and to convince parents to lose weight.