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Children's Quick and Easy Cookbook Hardcover – November 10, 1997


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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Preschool - 12
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN; 1st American ed edition (November 10, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789420260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789420268
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,423,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Do restaurant menus featuring full-color food photos kick your salivary glands into high gear? Angela Wilkes's inviting, heavily illustrated cookbook offers the same satisfaction of seeing exactly what you're going to get--along with the ensuing hunger pangs. Children can follow each recipe step by step, with photographs that show what you're supposed to do, how to do it, and when. Thankfully, the 60 recipes are appealing dishes the whole family will want to eat, from Salade Nicoise and Filled Crepes to the more basic Tacos and Guacamole and Spicy Chicken Burgers. The chapters include: "Before You Start," "Kitchen Rules," "Super-Fast Snacks" (Cheater's Pizzas, Crunchy Crostini, Fruit Smoothies), "Speedy Meals" (Classic Omelettes, Vegetable Soups, Chicken Curry and Rice); "Delightful Desserts" (Lemon Cheesecake, Fruit Crumble, Tiramisu), "Treats and Sweets" (Oat Bars, Chocolate Dips, Macaroons), "Picture Glossary" (Grilling, Stir-Frying, Marinating), and a helpful index. The book provides quantities of ingredients in both imperial and metric measurements and clearly organizes the ingredients lists. The overall effect is dazzling--youngsters will find themselves right at home in the kitchen, whipping up simple or elaborate dishes with confidence and glee. (Ages 9 to 12)

From School Library Journal

Grade 4-6?This beautiful cookbook, full of eye-catching photographs, is a companion piece to The Children's Step-by-Step Cook Book (DK, 1994). The recipes are categorized by snacks, speedy meals, desserts, and treats and sweets, with no repeats from the first book, but similar in type. However, the collection is overpowered with sweets, and the categories are not precise; instead, they overlap a great deal. Cooks' tools are listed, not pictured as they are in Step; ingredients are pictured in a smaller, boxed area. The method steps are similarly numbered, pictured, and described, and the final dish is pictured and labeled in both books. Unlike Step, Quick gives preparation time; it is a range of 7-40 minutes, the latter of which some young cooks would not agree is quick. The recipes in both books are inviting and are composed of real ingredients rather than mixes. The table of contents contains full-color photographs as well as descriptions, so that readers can know just what to expect from "Crunchy Crostini," "Fishcake Flounders," "Tiramisu," or "Flapjacks." Libraries that can afford them should have both titles. Bon appetit!?Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Angela Wilkes is the author of several Dorling Kindersley books, including The Children's Step-by-Step Cookbook and My First Word Book.

Customer Reviews

Our Grandson loved his cookbook.
C. Rider
The recipes in this book are so fun and innovative that they made me find my love for cooking at such a young age.
S. E.
The directions are easy to follow.
L. Pendleton

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

73 of 73 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 11, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Angela Wilkes has created a superb cookbook that, while targeted for 9 to 12 year old children, appeals to people of all ages. From cover to cover, my children and I were delighted with everything we saw. The table of contents shows a beautiful, full-color photo of each dish -- what a perfect device to help a child choose what he would like to make! And the choice is incredible -- there are recipes suitable for every part of every meal, including some wonderful snacks. Many of the recipes are for some very sophisticated creations: this is no peanut-butter and jelly cookbook! No matter how simple or sensational the dish, the directions are all clear and concise, with every ingredient and every step shown by a color photograph. My children have been very successful in following the instructions and making something very tasty from every recipe they have tried. This is an amazing cookbook for young children! (Moms and dads are going to find themselves wanting to make something from it's colorful and appetizing pages too!) I heartily recommend this book to anyone whose child has the slightest interest in learning to cook.
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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 2002
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I bought this cookbook originally for my niece. However, it is such a gorgeous book that I kept it for my 5 year old son. The recipes are pretty simple that most of the ingredients you already have at home. The book includes a picture glossary for the terms that are used in the book such as folding in or separating the egg yolk and egg white. The pictures are magnificent. My son wants to make everything. While the book was created for kids, there are a few recipes that I am eager to try out. They have something in here for everyone. It is not just your PB & J cookbook. This has some real baking and cooking recipes. I cannot wait to try them. I highly recommend this book for the clear cut directions. The lack of fancy ingredients simplify it too. The pictures are worth every penny of the book. The pictures are nice and large so that any aged child can easily follow the steps of the pictures even if they cannot read! Bon Appetit!
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By S. E. on July 28, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I am an 18 year old girl who first got this book about 10 years ago. I recently bought it again because my parents gave it away without telling me. The recipes in this book are so fun and innovative that they made me find my love for cooking at such a young age. Now I cook dinner every night. Parents: if you want your kids to get involved in cooking actual meals, buy them this book! You won't regret it! And to those who say that the recipes are too complex for kids, they aren't giving their children enough credit. Your kids are probably smarter than you. So get this book and open your children's eyes to the wonderful world of cooking.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By L. Pendleton on October 19, 2005
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I am a Special Education teacher. I use this cookbook all the time for my readers and non-readers. The pictures are great and easy to understand what they need to buy. The directions are easy to follow. The recipies are made from common items that are easy to find in a grocery store. It is the most used cookbook that I have in my room!!!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 19, 1999
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My 10 year old son picked up this book and carried it around with him on and off for weeks. Everyone he showed it to, children and adults, wanted to cook something in it! This book sparked a real interest in cooking and now he is wanting to enter something in our County fair. A wonderful gift!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ronda on March 3, 2008
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This cookbook is not what I could call your basic kids' cookbook. I feel it would be good for older children or for children who have a flair for the gourmet. The recipes have more ingredients and more steps than the usual children's recipe, and a few of the recipes are for dishes that most kids wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole, such as "Salade Nicoise" with anchovies and black olives. Of course you could always modify the recipe. The good thing about it is that it has nice pictures of the finished item and several of the steps. All in all, I am not sorry I bought this book, and like every cookbook, it is "hit and miss" recipes, but we rely more on "The Everything Kids' Cookbook," for more basic recipes, even though it doesn't have nice pictures like the DK book does.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By TRIMom on April 26, 2008
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We all love this cook book. The photos are beautiful and recipes easy to follow. A few are difficult for younger cooks, but just looking at those recipes makes you want to grow up faster! Recipes cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts. Healthy, international recipes that kids and adults will want to make and eat. This one is a winner.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Reys on October 4, 2009
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This book is very appealing to all ages because of the beautiful photographs. My 6 yr old daughter says it is her favorite cookbook for that reason alone. However, we have never actually made any of the recipes in it, and we cook together all the time. There is nothing "quick" about cream puffs or BBQ spare ribs, and there is nothing "easy" about Baked Alaska,or barbecuing vegetables. None of the recipes that involve pan frying give a temperature for the heat! The directions appear to be step by step, but they really aren't. Actual directions for Lemony Fish Sticks, step 2: "Beat the eggs. Put the eggs and bread crumbs into two separate shallow bowls. Cut the fish into stick shapes." I don't know any kid that would eat hot dogs with salsa, as well as most of these very adult recipes. I know this book isn't targeted for 6 year olds, but I would say the actual users of this cookbook are much more experienced than a 9-12 yr old.
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