A Princess Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Kids

A Princess Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Kids

by Sarah L. Schuette
     
 

Pamper yourself like the princess you are with these quick and easy royal treats. In just a few simple steps, you can make Fairy Tale Floats, Castle Crunch, and much more. So grab your princess apron and get into the kitchen! Snack time will never be the same.

Overview

Pamper yourself like the princess you are with these quick and easy royal treats. In just a few simple steps, you can make Fairy Tale Floats, Castle Crunch, and much more. So grab your princess apron and get into the kitchen! Snack time will never be the same.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cherie Haas
While this isn't a "cookbook" per se—neither an oven nor a stove is needed—it is a wonderful resource that will help girls get started in the kitchen. They are likely to need help making each simple dish only the first time, so this a great book for guiding a girl toward independence. It's also a fun resource for theme parties or Girl Scouts meetings; the foods can be multiplied depending on how many princesses there are to feed. There are only a few recipes, but a section about tools and techniques, complete with straight-forward photos, makes this a practical book. Realistically, the images are more likely to aid a young chef-in-training better than the descriptions. There is a glossary, but it's not as useful as one may guess; it includes words such as "castle," which has no cooking relevance and needs no definition for the intended audience. The recipes feature healthy ingredients, such as whole grains and low fat options, and the tools are safe—no slicing is needed. From a parent's perspective, this book is a helpful introduction to following directions and planning ahead (e.g., ingredients, tools). In addition to the glossary, this has a list of related books and an index. This is part of a set of themed cookbooks for kids. Reviewer: Cherie Haas
School Library Journal
Gr 1–2—Though promoted as fun snacks and for possible use at a similarly themed party, at times it's a stretch to consider some of these foods as particularly monster-, pirate-, princess-, or astronautlike. For example, the introduction to a peanut-butter-and-jelly breakfast sandwich states, "The pirate Blackbeard was known for plundering ships. He probably took the breakfast right from people's hands. This waffle sandwich is worth fighting for." Photos of the dishes in the tables of contents immediately draw readers in, and throughout the books the clear images are the main way of demonstrating the use of tools, techniques, and every step of the recipe. Stoves are not needed for any of the dishes since any required heating—melting cheese into pizza sauce, cooking oatmeal, making popcorn—can be done with a microwave or toaster. Ultimately, there are a few healthy hits ("Princess Parfait" with berries, yogurt, and granola) and many near misses ("Bigfoot's Boogers" uses broccoli but also spray cheese). Health-conscious parents will have to be prepared to make substitutions or to run interference altogether.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429653749
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
First Cookbooks Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
774,725
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
NC750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Sarah Schuette has written nearly 80 nonfiction children's books with themes relating to character values, cooking, family relationships, and the popular Spot It seek and find titles. Sarah began her career as an editor and eventually moved into photo shoot styling. She loves finding props, cooking, and styling the food that appears in the photographs in her books.

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