Get ready to help with dinner for real!
Are you a kid? Then this book was written especially for you. With it, you can become a fantastic cook and amaze your friends with PITA SPIRALS and CREAMY CORN SOUP or CINNAMON SWIRL STICKY BUNS and BEST HOT CHOCOLATE. Or you can fill your lunch bag with a wedge of SPAGHETTI PIE, a plateful of NOT-FROM-A-BOX MACARONIE AND CHEESE, a tall glass of homemade EXCELLENT SODA, a bowlful of MAPLE YOGURT FRUIT DIP, and a handful of HONEST PRETZELS that you made yourself.
Are you a grown-up? Then welcome to another very special cookbook by Mollie Katzen. In these pages she speaks directly to children through 65fully kid-tested, illustrated recipes that require only a little adult assistance. It's not just a cookbook full of yummy recipes--it also gives young cooks, ages eight and up, a chance to practice reading, math, and logic skills. And think of the sense of accomplishment they will feel as they grow into creative, confident home cooks.
2000 ALA Notable Children's Book
Children's Literature Choice List 2000
Review, School Library Journal:
"The author's intent is that children participate in the cooking process; enjoy their accomplishments; and learn bits of math, science, and something about cooperation along the way. The nourishing recipes are clearly presented in an encouraging tone..."
Review, Curious Parents, June 1, 2010:
"Filled with healthy dishes that appeal to kids."
And the Critics Rave:
“I love the cheese and broccoli and that red pepper sauce. They’re so, um, good.” –Irene
“My mom’s getting mighty tired of making salad dressing every night. Now I can make it for her and give her a rest.” –Laura
“It gets very bubbly, so you know it’s done.” –Arie
“Just last week my 10 year old son brought out his copy of Honest Pretzels and said ‘I hope she writes more of these.’” --The Happy Sorceress Blog
“This will be yummy!” - Shani