Reviews for Fall Shakes to Harvest Bakes


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall
Corny titles and static illustrations aside, these cookbooks are something fresh for kids. With seasonal ingredients--pumpkin and cranberry for fall, peach and melon for summer, etc.--they offer enticing and healthy dishes that are perfect for holiday celebrations and generally enjoying each season. Sidebars present health tips, and directions are simple to follow and relatively concise. Reading list. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these Yummy Tummy Recipes: Seasons titles: Fall Shakes to Harvest Bakes, Spring Spreads to "Nutty" Breads, Summer Sips to "Chill" Dips, and Winter Punches to Nut Crunches.]

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School Library Journal Reviews 2013 April

Gr 1-6--The 13-to-14 recipes in each volume are easy to make, require accessible ingredients and prepared foods, and cover a variety of categories, from drinks ("Warm Cranberry Punch") to dessert ("Baked Stuffed Apples"). They're also wholesome without calling a lot of attention to that fact; they're packed full of fruits and vegetables, fiber, and sugar substitutes such as honey and agave nectar. Bright, seasonally appropriate palettes and sharp, color images of food and ingredients give the books an appealing, modern look. The "Healthy Tips" section at the end of every title offers additional ways for readers to make their culinary creations delicious and nutritious. The syntax is occasionally stilted, with many simple sentences and few transitions, but this is not much of an issue given that the bulk of the writing here is instructional.

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