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Salad People and More Real Recipes: A New Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up
     

Salad People and More Real Recipes: A New Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up

by Mollie Katzen
 
A kids' cookbook with easy recipes for healthy, wholesome, and fun dishes to inspire cooking adventures, kitchen confidence, and food appreciation.

In this sequel to her classic Pretend Soup—considered by many to be the gold standard of children’s cookbooks—award-winning author/illustrator Mollie Katzen works her magic with 20 new,

Overview

A kids' cookbook with easy recipes for healthy, wholesome, and fun dishes to inspire cooking adventures, kitchen confidence, and food appreciation.

In this sequel to her classic Pretend Soup—considered by many to be the gold standard of children’s cookbooks—award-winning author/illustrator Mollie Katzen works her magic with 20 new, child-tested recipes including such delicacies as Counting Soup, Chewy Energy Circles, and Polka Dot Rice. Each illustrated recipe offers the child chef the opportunity to count, measure, mix, assemble, and most important, have fun. Designed as do-together projects—with the child as chef and the adult as assistant—these kitchen adventures will give children confidence in their cooking skills and inspire a life-long healthy relationship with food. With Salad People and a little time in the kitchen, budding chefs will cheer: “I like it because I made it myself!”

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Ms. Katzen, who also wrote 'Moosewood Cookbook,' has a good sense of small children’s powers and limitations, and sensibly recommends planning cooking sessions “for in-between times” when no one is hungry enough to get cranky."
—The New York Times

"Mollie Katzen’s cookbooks for preschoolers, Pretend Soup and Salad People, are works of child-friendly genius. . ."
Slate.com

"...Katzen offers another gold-standard collection of vegetarian, kid-friendly recipes in an artistic, innovative format."
—Booklist

“If you’ve never cooked with kids before, begin with Mollie Katzen’s ebulliently illustrated Salad People and More Real Recipes, showcasing 20 child-friendly food projects that focus on healthy ingredients, individual creativity, and hands-on fun. A section for adults introduces each recipe and provides tips on helping children successfully navigate the specifics, followed by a pictorial version appropriate for even the most inexperienced chefs (including pre-readers).” 
—School Library Journal Curriculum Connections 

Publishers Weekly
From the author of Moosewood Cookbook comes the paper-over-board Salad People and More Real Recipes: A New Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up by Mollie Katzen, geared towards youngest food-lovers and vegetarians. All recipes unfold nearly wordlessly in step-by-step panel illustrations against neon-bright backgrounds. For "Tiny Tacos," seven panels unfold as "1. Put chips on plate/ 2. Add beans." Yet, by box #7, the recipe is complete: "Eat!" Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Katzen excels again as the preschool set's and their parents' favorite cooking guru. Practical recipes written for adults and drawn for children present a delightful activity for any time of the day or year. It is never too early to teach the importance of nutrition and food presentation. As the subtitle suggests, this is for anyone beyond the teething stage and can easily be incorporated into a classroom setting from nursery school and beyond. Twenty recipes are presented--first in text version for caregivers, then pictorially for even the youngest cooks--to show progression, if nothing else. Each step is shown chronologically with minimal text. Each recipe is preceded by the "Critics Rave," featuring accolades from real preschoolers during the assembling process and tasting. Helpful hints are sprinkled throughout the recipes, such as suggesting it is easier for children to push blender buttons with their thumbs; to properly flour their hands, instruct them to "wash their hands" with flour--great tips for everyone, not just the kids. This is one of those books that has the potential to create memories that can be passed through the generations, yet can be cozy enough just for the two of you. 2005, Tricycle Press, Ages 4 to 8.
—Elizabeth Young
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-In this charming offering, Katzen follows the format and emphases of Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes (Tricycle, 1994) to present 20 new kid-tested concoctions. Not a hot dog, tub of frosting, or package of Kool-Aid is to be found among these dishes; this is real food, the nutritious and delicious kind-low fat, low sugar, and meatless. The first recipe encourages kids to be creative and make their own miniature "Salad People" out of cheese, fruit, vegetables, and pasta. "Tiny Tacos" are tortilla chip sandwiches of refried beans, guacamole, salsa, and grated cheese. "Focaccia" starts with store-bought pizza dough that is painted with olive oil, sprinkled with rosemary, and baked. "Chewy Energy Circles" are a nutritious alternative to expensive power bars. Each tasty treat is presented in an easy-to-use, three-part format. First, an introductory section for grown-ups describes the end product and outlines tips to help children achieve success. Next, ingredients and directions are provided. Finally, a colorful spread combines simple language with clear illustrations to clarify each step. Safety tips and an essay discussing the benefits of this activity for children are included. Throughout, the writing is clear and encouraging, empowering novice chefs to discover new skills and tastes as they explore this rewarding endeavor. A winner!-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582461410
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
276,410
Product dimensions:
8.31(w) x 10.26(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

MOLLIE KATZEN is a cookbook author and artist who has profoundly shaped the way America eats. Mollie is a consultant and cocreator of Harvard's groundbreaking Food Literacy Project. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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