A Healthy Recipe & Picture Book in Each “Little Belly Monster” Cookbook Story


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Get kids excited about cooking and healthy eating with, “Little Belly Monster Makes a Pizza” and “Little Belly Monster Makes French Toast!” 

Recently shortlisted by Slate & NY Magazine’s Strategist online, as one of, “The Best Cookbooks for Kids, According to Chefs With Children”:



These two picture books have created a completely different type of cookbook for kids: Cookbook Stories. Written for kids 3 to 8 years old, each book is a beautifully illustrated story of an adorable, food-loving monster who makes a single, step-by-step recipe, with instructions that kids can easily follow. Unlike traditional kids’ cookbooks, actually making the recipe is optional: you can cook these easy, kid-tested favorites or just read them as charming stories about healthy food!

Little Belly Monster always uses lots of wholesome ingredients, while sharing everyday cooking skills and safety tips. With quick reference shopping lists and alternate ingredient options, the recipes can accommodate busy families, picky eaters or even culinary adventurers. And with the popularity of kids’ cooking shows like “Master Chef Junior”, they’re the perfect choice for budding foodies!

Here’s what others have to say:

“It’s a great way to get kids excited about eating healthy, and they won’t even realize they’re eating whole wheat pita and lots of veggies.” – Celine Wong, producer at “Chopped Canada”

“…I know my own cookbook collection will be enriched with Margaret John’s clever series.” – Gabriela Perdomo, EcoParent Magazine

“GREAT storybook and cookbook mom and kids will love.” – Lyranda Martin Evans, writer, blogger and co-author of “Reasons Mommy Drinks”

Little Belly Monster on the Road with Cookbook Stories & Special Pizza Activity

We hosted our first combo, “Little Belly Monster Makes a Pizza,” reading and paper pizza activity day!

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In the past, we’ve read the books and actually made the delicious pizza and French toast recipes with kids, but the kind folks at Indigo, in the Manulife Centre/Toronto, challenged us to put together an event that didn’t require food, a stove or an oven.  As a series of cookbook stories, that was tricky but we managed a great little cut-out pizza package with lots of tasty, healthy topping options.  The event on July 22 was a big hit with the kids.

Still working out the details of getting them permanently into Indigo, but in the meantime, you can find the books available online or in stores at:  littlebellymonster.com/purchase

Or, to book an event, contact us at books@littlebellymonster.com

activity set       LBM at Indigo jul22

pizza with mom       pizza!

pizza1       finished pizzas