Cody Coyote Cooks!: A Southwest Cookbook for Kids

Cody Coyote Cooks!: A Southwest Cookbook for Kids

by Denice Skrepcinski, Melissa T. Stock, Lois Bergthold

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5This cookbook attempts to explain the cuisine, cultures, and traditions of the Southwest; it succeeds more in some aspects than in others. The three sections cover Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Within each is a retelling of a coyote story, 13-18 recipes, and one or two craft projects. The recipes are simple but good. They are clearly explained for beginning cooks and, while they call for some prepared foods, do introduce children and their adult helpers to some of the special dishes of the region. In addition to tortillas, burritos, and guacamole, the authors include some less familiar foods, such as jicama, pine nuts, and hominy. The crafts include cornhusk dolls, gourd rattles, and "clay" flour mixture pottery; directions are clear, simple, and attentive to safety concerns. The three coyote stories, however, are disappointing. The many-faceted trickster is given short shrift in the slangy style that portrays him as a cartoon character. For coyote tales, turn to John Bierhorst's Doctor Coyote (Macmillan, 1987).Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME

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Random House Children's Books
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Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.27(d)
Age Range:
7 - 12 Years

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