This is a simple, vegetarian cookbook for kids. My 6-year-old loves it. She's not an adventurous eater, but with the help of Pretend Soup, she now loves to make and eat pesto, especially when she's grown her own basil.
The book has an ingredient list, instructions, and tips written out for parents, and then has a pared down version of the instructions with an illustration for each step aimed at kids. It's a big hit in my house.
I think this is a lovely book to introduce cooking to your children with. It has a great combinations of tips for the parents (how to have your child participate the most) and illustrated/pictorial recipes the children can follow.
My favorite recipe in there is the one for popovers. This is a magical recipe to make with young children (especially preschoolers) and I've done it in classrooms as well as numerous times at home.
This is definitely a book written for realistic cooking/baking with children. Simple, straight-forward recipes that they can help with. Older children can go at it alone.
I loved cooking from this book when my son was little. It's a great gift if you want to bring something a little different to a baby shower.
Of all my collection of children's cookbooks this one always makes me feel happy just looking at it. A very young child would have to be interested just looking at the bright cover and the illustration of pretend soup. I haven't had this one very long but glad to have the chance to check it out because I think it is totally age-appropriate for my four year old grandson. He loves to help out in the kitchen and I think now is the time to let him be a bit more adventurous. I think we will start with Blueberry Pancakes since that's what he always wants me to make him for breakfast. I just bought blueberries this morning and he is spending the night.