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Posted April 15, 2013
SYNOPSIS: Are you hungry for some delightful desserts? From staples like brownies and cheesecake to new foods like “watermelon soup,” children will learn how to make delicious desserts with a parent’s help.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: kindergarten through third grade
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: You would not believe how difficult it is to create a good cookbook for the youngest children, but Segarra and Curto have done it. This book is much more than a collection of recipes, but a good overview of how to become a “Little Chef.” The book includes a “Before You Start Cooking” section with sound advice on preparing to cook, like washing hands, donning an apron and reading the recipe thoroughly. “Words to Know” in the back uses pictures to show children what key kitchen terms mean, for example “separate” (eggs) or “line” (a baking sheet). It also shows children pictures of kitchen equipment that they might not be familiar with.
Best of all, each recipe includes an illustrated ingredients list and step-by-step instructions. Finley, who can’t read yet, was able to look at the recipe, point to each picture, and describe what we would do in that step. I can’t wait to check out the other recipes in the series: Fun Party Foods, Pizza and Pasta, and Yummy Snacks.
SOURCE: The publisher provided a copy of this book for advanced review purposes
Posted April 12, 2013
I received an advance review copy of this book from the publisher. It contains great simple dessert recipes my kids will be able to do without too much help from me. They're anxious to make one so I promised they could try one of the recipes over the weekend. They love to help me in the kitchen but most of my cookbook recipes are too complicated for them. Cute illustrations too! I will probably purchase another book in this series when it comes out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.