Easy-Peasy Recipes: Snacks and Treats to Make and Eat

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Colorful and straightforward, Easy-Peasy Recipes features delicious, nutritious, and fun snack recipes that young kids can make on their own. No stoves, ovens, or sharp knives are involved in the thoroughly followable step-by-step illustrated instructions. Yummy snacks like Dig This Pineapple Parfait and Captain Taco Salad can be easily assembled in just a few steps. Kids will discover the pleasure of making their own food with healthy, easy-to-find ingredients, plenty of room for experimentation, and absolutely no need for parental supervision!

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About the Author:

Karen Berman is a writer and editor specializes in food and lifestyle topics. Her books include Friday Night Bites: Kick Off the Weekend with Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family. She has contributed to the New York Times and writes for a variety of publications online and in print She lives with her daughter in Connecticut.

Doreen M. Marts is a freelance illustrator and designer who has worked at such places as Marvel Comics and Russ Berrie. She was born in in Long Island, NY and now lives in Lake Hopatacong, NJ with her daughter and Puggle pup, Baxter Blue Cheese. You can visit her online at doreenmarts.com.

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PreS-Gr 3-This cookbook is designed to give the youngest chefs independence in the kitchen through 13 assembly (but no cooking required) recipes. Each one is free of stove, oven, and sharp knives, though some require adult prep work such as cooking spaghetti or shredding carrots. Kids as young as preschool age can do the bulk of the work with safety scissors, plastic knives, spoons, and other easy-to-use kitchen tools. "Princess FruitSalad" and "Captain TacoSalad" are among the kid-friendly recipes, all of which have between three and nine ingredients and are heavy on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The concept of creating independent young cooks is fantastic, but the reality is that once children are old enough to read the directions and follow them, they will be ready for more of a culinary challenge. The illustrations are colorful and fun, but are overwhelming as there is a lot going on, creating distractions and sometimes confusion, such as the illustration in the "Easy-Peasy Cheesy Popcorn" recipe that shows unpopped kernels when the recipe calls for popped corn. The layout of the step-by-step instructions varies from recipe to recipe, making it difficult to follow along. For kid-friendly and delicious recipes, stick with Mollie Katzen's Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes (Tricycle Press, 1994).-Heather Acerro, Rochester Public Library, MNα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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