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”