Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff
This month's (tasty) picks feature a few fun picture books about food, as well a couple of kid's cookbook recommendations. *SLURP!*
Food for Thought: The Complete Book of Concepts for Growing Minds
written and illustrated by Saxton Freymann
Preschoolers (as well as their older brothers, sisters and parents!) will enjoy the inventive animals and faces carved out of everyday fruits and vegetables in this delightful book. Different foods represent every color of the rainbow, as well as shapes, letters, numbers and opposites. The fruits and vegetables in this book are entertaining enough to tempt even the pickiest eater!
by Alan Durant, illustrated by Mei Matsuoka
"If you donít watch out, youíll turn into a burger one day," warns Bennyís mom in this humorous cautionary tale. . . and then he does! A great little fable for kids who are fixated on particular foods, Benny is cured when he starts eating a variety of vegetables. . . or is he? Adorable illustrations and an exciting chase scene make this book lots of fun for ages 3 to 6.
Orange Pear Apple Bear
written and illustrated by Emily Gravett
Using only five words and beautiful watercolor illustrations, Emily Gravett crafts a charming story that will be enjoyed by children and parents alike. Everyone will enjoy following the bearís antics in rhyme as he balances, juggles and ultimately eats the fruit. A delicious book!
Kids Cook 1-2-3: Recipes for Young Chefs Using Only Three Ingredients
by Rozanne Gold, illustrated by Sara Pinto
J 641.5 GOLD
Learning to cook can be fun and easy! Beginners and more experienced young chefs alike will enjoy the simple but tasty recipes included in this clever cookbook. "Bowties with Broccoli," "Pineapple-Mango Smoothie," and "Sweet Almond Toast" are only a sampling of the breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert offerings you can learn to make with this mouth-watering volume.
Where Does Food Come From?
by Shelley Rotner and Gary Goss, photographs by Shelley Rotner
EASY J 664 ROTNE
We all know that food doesnít grow in the supermarket, but how does it get there? This non-fiction book shows us where many popular kidsí food choices come from and how they get from the farm right to your house!
Super-Duper Cupcakes: Kids' Creations from the Cupcake Caboose
by Elaine Cohen
J 641.86539 COHEN
Cupcakes are the trendiest dessert out there right now, and this book includes variations that should get you through years of bake sales and birthday parties! Whether you go the homemade route, use cake mix or even store-bought cupcakes, this book give you lots of inspiration. With easy decorating ideas like "Darling Daisies," "Chew Choo Train," and even "Crab Claws" youíll find that being a cupcake artist is delicious fun!
Cooking Up a Storm: The Teen Survival Cookbook
by Sam Stern
J 641.5 STERN
Whether your teen is new to cooking or has been doing it for awhile, heís sure to find some inspiration in Sam Sternís new book. A teen himself, Sam includes recipes to please vegetarians and meat-eaters, kids with no time for breakfast or lunch, and friends who come over to watch movies. The emphasis is on quick, wholesome food that will be sure to impress.
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