NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS COOKBOOK by Barton Seaver

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS COOKBOOK

A Year-Round Fun Food Adventure
Age Range: 7 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A month-by-month guide to seasonal cooking, green craft projects and enjoyable challenges that has something to offer even the most environmentally conscious kids.

Recipes include everything from novice-friendly Ants on a Log to more challenging undertakings such as New England Pot Roast. Even reluctant cooks will not be able to refuse Ghoulish Guacamole, Witches’ Toenail Trail Mix, or Tilly’s Gingersnaps. Tips for creating distinctive sandwiches as well as customizing pasta salad for different tastes increase the range of each recipe. Monthly activities include everything from gardening and composting to crafting recycled greeting cards and throwing green holiday parties. Kids looking for even more fun with their food will appreciate monthly challenges like holding a cooking contest. Sidebars feature profiles of chefs and environmentalists as well as additional fun facts. Engaging photographs and brightly colored layouts will entice even reluctant readers. Resources for further research as well as separate indices for the activities and the recipes are included. Calling this a cookbook is a bit limiting; this resource is intended to engage young chefs both inside and outside of the kitchen, connecting the world of food with the larger world around them.

Hands-on kids will find much to appreciate in this compendium of fun and food with an Earth-friendly focus. (Nonfiction. 7-12)

Pub Date: Sept. 9th, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4263-1717-0
Page count: 160pp
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2014




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