MY VERY OWN HALLOWEEN by Robin West

MY VERY OWN HALLOWEEN

A Book of Cooking and Crafts
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Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Five meals that would be appropriate for a children's party, each with detailed instructions for preparing the food and a decoration for the particular theme (``Witch's Brew''; ``Creepy Crawlies''; etc.). West begins with some sensible general comments about nutrition, menu planning, and good kitchen practice, including safety and etiquette. The simple, mostly wholesome recipes are sure to appeal to children--especially with names like ``green eye pie'' (grapes and sour cream), ``bubbling cauldron chili,'' or ``witch's hair slaw.'' Luscious-looking food is featured in the color photos at the beginning of each section, which also suggest additional decorations like plastic figures; in addition to clear diagrams for the craft projects, Susan Slattery Burke contributes a comical duck and alligator that appear from time to time. An attractive book with recipes and activities that children can manage on their own or with minimal adult help. Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Dec. 15th, 1992
ISBN: 0-87614-725-2
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Carolrhoda
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1992