As Ben helps his grandmother bake a batch of honey cookies, he learns a valuable lesson about the natural world, discovering that cows make milk, bees make honey, cinnamon comes from the bark of trees, and so on for all the ingredients in the cookies."
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Ages 4-7. Cookies don't come from packages, they come from nature, as this jaunty picture book shows. Ben is baking honey cookies with his grandma. Each time Ben asks, "What do we need?" Grandma has the real answer: a cow and grass to make the milk, sugarcane growing thick and tall, a thousand buzzing bees, even dried bark from a tree. Bark? Yes, cinnamon bark. Grandma explains everything: how the bees pack flower nectar into waxy cells to turn into honey and how to cream the butter and roll out the dough. The childlike art is sunny with lots of yellows, greens, and blues coloring the two-page spreads or those featuring one large picture of a cooking ingredient in its natural state and two smaller ones that show what the products look like when processed. Once in a while the text raises more questions than it answers (how, a child might wonder, does the cow turn grass into milk?), but in general this is a happy introduction to the ways nature provides cooking ingredients. Recipe included. Ilene Cooper
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Book Description Kingfisher, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0753450674
Book Description Kingfisher, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110753450674