Reviews for Super Simple Holiday Treats : Easy No-Bake Recipes for Kids


School Library Journal Reviews 2010 November

Gr 1-3--Asserting that "cooking teaches you about food, measuring, and following directions" (Breakfasts), these titles provide solid foundations, familiarizing children with the kitchen before featuring the recipes. Each introduction has an overview of cooking basics, safety tips, and how to use the microwave, framing a picture of a child cooking with an adult "helper." Measuring tips and equivalents follow, along with pictures of cooking terms and kitchen tools, and then an ingredients list for the dishes (nine in each book). True to the "no-bake" criteria, the only heat involved comes from a microwave, making the majority of the food vegetarian by default. Sweets are made by melting chocolate and/or chilling and the holiday treats are more evocative than traditional. While there are no knock-'em-out-of-the-park dishes here, the books will get kids comfortable with cooking.

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