Cook It!

Cook It!

by Georgie Birkett
     
 
Who’s home for dinner? What shall we cook? What do we need to buy? And don’t forget the washing-up! Helping with real tasks is a natural progression from pretend play, and is a crucial stage in a child’s development. Achieving a shared goal encourages a sense of responsibility, and develops many skills useful in later life. Simple conversational text

Overview

Who’s home for dinner? What shall we cook? What do we need to buy? And don’t forget the washing-up! Helping with real tasks is a natural progression from pretend play, and is a crucial stage in a child’s development. Achieving a shared goal encourages a sense of responsibility, and develops many skills useful in later life. Simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage further dialogue between reader and child.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carly Reagan
Literature is a wonderful and useful way to introduce new topics to the very young child, who has limited experiences and limitless curiosity. A basic introduction to the idea of cooking and baking for the very young child, each page features limited text, with one question or comment per illustration. The text is kept simple and follows no plot, with the intention of being a stepping-off point for conversation between the reader and the child about the steps it takes to make a meal, from grocery shopping to measuring and mixing the ingredients. Although the topic and simplicity of writing is age appropriate and done with good intention, the actual hands-on experience of cooking is what would most benefit the child, allowing her to form her own questions and comments about the process. Part of the "Helping Hands" series an accompaniment to a baking or cooking project, it provides a decent resource upon which to reflect, but it does not quite hold up on its own, underestimating the child's ability to form her own thoughts and questions about a new experience, and easily overshadowed by a plot driven alternative about a similar topic. Reviewer: Carly Reagan
Kirkus Reviews
A cheery little girl and her dad plan a shopping trip, go to the grocery store (by bike), purchase ingredients and go home to make pizza for the whole family (a biracial one, in a nice touch). An enthusiastic running commentary narrates the activities, which all go smoothly and safely, with just a bit of mess. Birkett's bright, lineandcolor illustrations focus on the child and her contributions, evoking Aliki in line and mood. The narration, which seems to include both the child and her father's dialogue without distinction, may confuse some readers slightly, but its rapidfire enthusiasm is appealing. This entry in the Helping Hands series is joined by Clean It! (9781846432836), Fix It! (9781846432866) and Grow It! (9781846432859). All have a thinnerthanusual page stock that suits them, appropriately, to toddlers. (Board book. 24)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846432842
Publisher:
Child's Play-International
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Helping Hands
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,053,602
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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