Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up

August 22, 2010 · Posted in Bestselling Cooking Books 

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A Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up Together with her co-author, educator Ann Henderson, cookbook author Mollie Katzen believes it’s never too early to introduce children to the creative world of cookery in a fun, healthful way. For small children, exploring food and cooking is not just about eating, it can be a playful activity and a way to learn new skills. As an educational experience, consider all the things a child can learn in the kitchen: counting, symbol rec… More >>

Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up

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5 Responses to “Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up”

  1. Heather on August 22nd, 2010 8:17 am

    My daughter is only 3, but she participates a lot in these recipies. Lots of fun.
    The names they give the foods and the pictures also make children more willing to eat the food. If you have a picky eater he/she will surely eat the creations from this book.

    I appreciate that they didnt use a lot of fancy ingreadiants or get too rediculous with cutting things into shapes etc. like many kid’s recipie books

    The hide-and-seek muffins are awsome! they taste like shortcake w/ the strawberry baked right in!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Anonymous on August 22nd, 2010 9:58 am

    What a find! Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson have compiled a delicious assortment of fun-to-make recipes for kids. My daughter was THRILLED to be able to make and serve Blueberry Pancakes for Sunday breakfast. The experience was a terrific boost for her. You could virtually see her self-esteem growing as she presented her culinary masterpiece to us. She also made chocolate-banana shakes for dessert last night. The recipes are so well illustrated that she is able (at 4 and a half years old) to verify that she has included all of the ingredients. She is eagerly anticipating her next cooking adventure. I tip my chef’s hat to the authors for combining real food with recipes that are truly suited for kids. Does anyone know if the Culinary Institute of America offers scholarships? I think she’s ready!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Anonymous on August 22nd, 2010 12:05 pm

    “Pretend Soup” is thoughtfully written, beautifully illustrated, and a great introduction to cooking for small children. Each recipe has detailed instructions for the grown-up helper, followed by a two-page children’s recipe — step-by-step pictures and simple word instructions.
    Unlike some other children’s cookbooks, the recipes are all “real”, healthful foods (Pretend Soup is a real recipe for a fruit salad in a yogurt/orange juice “soup”).
    This has become one of my standard gifts for the 4-6 year old birthday party circuit.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Melanie Wilson on August 22nd, 2010 12:22 pm

    This bright and engaging cookbook written and illustrated by Mollie Katzen will appeal to children of all ages, from the toddler dying to get his hands in the muffin batter to the 9-year-old just learning his way around the kitchen. Easy to follow illustrations demonstrate the recipes for the youngest “readers”, while captivating cartoon characters liven the pages. Fun and delicious taste treats that were served to Mollie’s panel of kiddie experts and passed the test! She’s got the quotes to prove it. Adorable!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Wayward on August 22nd, 2010 12:53 pm

    This was my daughters response when she found the Zucchini moons recipe. She never ate them before, but now she knows tht salt is the secret! This book has a variety of recipes that kids (and adults) will enjoy…from Bagel faces to popovers to chocolate banana shakes…in easy to follow, kid and adult friendly format.
    The recipes are vegetarian with an emphasis on health, they are not, however, vegan friendly.

    Oh, and a tip on the oatmeal recipe…it’s ready to eat sooner if you drop a frozen cube of milk in.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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