Seems that the title is not ""Pattycake with a Jewish Baby"" but ""Pastry is Child's Play"". Well mebbe. In any case, to pound home this contention, the author presents each recipe as a process. No initial list of ingredients. One follows along, blinded by large type, cracking eggs, stirring well with wooden spoons. One large flaw-- choosing a recipe by ingredients requires careful and exhaustive search through the 47 recipes. The recipes themselves look promising; the book is to be charmingly illustrated; the recipes are given in French and English. If you can take whimsey with your glissades and have a penchant for heavy cream, this is your gateau a manager. Fun for fancy cooks, Francophiles, and thin gourmets.