Reviews for Chicken Soup for the Soul Kids in the Kitchen : Tasty Recipes and Fun Activities for Budding Chefs

School Library Journal Reviews 2008 March

Gr 3-6-- This title has child-friendly recipes and good tips to help kids understand and appreciate cooking. However, though the book claims to promote healthy eating choices, recipes call for ingredients like marshmallow crme, frosted flakes, and cheddar-cheese sauce. Additionally, the poor-quality stories between the recipes are not for children--they are written for adults nostalgic for their own childhoods, or who enjoy reading about how much parents love their kids. There are places where children are encouraged to write in the book: a "Top Ten Favorite Foods" list, a scrambled word puzzle, and a matching game. Purchase Rachael Ray's Cooking Rocks! (Lake Isle, 2004) instead.--Laura Lutz, Queens Borough Public Library, NY

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