Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.99
  • Save: $4.25 (25%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Acceptable | Details
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: The item is fairly worn but continues to work perfectly. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents, water damage, and worn corners. The item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly Hardcover – October 26, 2010


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$12.74
$3.48 $0.01
Best%20Books%20of%202014


Frequently Bought Together

Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly + Ellie's Bad Hair Day (Ellie and Oscar) + Where's Ellie?: A Hide-and-Seek Book
Price for all three: $31.48

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
12 Days of Kindle Book Deals
Load your library with Amazon's editors' picks, $2.99 or less each today only. Learn more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends; First Edition edition (October 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312548486
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312548483
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 0.4 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #493,357 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2–The conceit of this picture book is a make-believe episode of a kids' cooking program, and the show for the day is “Pirate Cooking with Henry, Elliebelly, and Baby Anne.” The featured recipe is “raspberry-marshmallow-peanut butter waffles with barbecued banana bacon,” and the description is so yummy that readers can almost smell it. Henry is clearly in charge, until two-year-old Elliebelly voices her opinions and concerns (over and over and over again). Her contributions clearly frustrate her brother, and their delightful exchanges add some zest to the production. The entire story is written in dialogue and the sibling relationship is presented with skill; the joys and irritations that the two experience are clear. Mom's off-camera additions (“Work it out, you two”) ring as true as the minor spats throughout. While the cooking-show concept may be lost on kids unfamiliar with the medium, the pure adventure of creative play and experimentation will be a treat for any reader. As can be expected, Yaccarino has created characters and an environment that grab readers' attention and won't let go. His interpretation of Elliebelly, with her wild curls, peek-a-boo bellybutton, and ever-present pink butterfly wings, is especially perfect. Parkhurst's carefully chosen dialogue and Yaccarino's deceptively simple art create a delicious delicacy.Heather Acerro, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
© Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

Henry, the older of the two sibling chefs, sees himself as the lead of his pretend cooking show; however, it is two-year-old redhead Elliebelly who adds her personal touch by insisting, much to Henry’s chagrin, that they both don pirate hats for the show. Although they purport to be concocting “raspberry-marshmallow-peanut butter waffles with barbecued banana bacon,” it appears that the ingredients put in the mixing bowl are more pretend than anything else. After a complication and a commercial break, the two chefs sample their invisible fare, a concept Elliebelly doesn’t grasp. However, before it becomes too much of an issue, Mom—who is offscreen refereeing and apparently cooking—calls them over for real waffles. The appealing cartoon-style illustrations in a bold color palette show Henry and Elliebelly against a white backdrop, so that they, and the few attractive accoutrements that clutter their workspace, really pop out. For stories about other budding chefs, check out Cari Best’s Easy as Pie and Liz Rosenberg’s Nobody (both 2010). Preschool-Grade 2. --Randall Enos

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Related Media


Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
7
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 10 customer reviews
I particularly liked the mother's advise to Henry when he complains about his sister.
Claire T. Carney
It was not my daughter's first choice to read once we got home, but it eventually made its way to the top of the pile, and what fun we had reading this one.
Amazon Customer
The art is amazing -- your kids will enjoy knowing this is the artist who created Oswald, if they are fans.
Caliboots

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on October 27, 2010
Format: Hardcover
As I work in the main branch of New York Public Library, sometimes I get to see the occasional celebrity. Not long ago, Mario Batali was in my children's room with a carefully assembled group of adorable munchkins for a storytime photo op (he read Green Eggs and Ham and Bee-Bim Bop!, in case you're interested). For the most part I think the kids gathered were the children of parental cooking show fans. There was one kid who caught my eye, though. Decked out in a full chef outfit, from his white hat to his smock, one five-year-old was clearly a lifelong Mario Batali disciple. When Mario asked what a particular ingredient in Bee-Bim Bop might be, the child answered with zero hesitation, "BASIL!" I think often of that young man, particularly when I read books that have to deal with cooking. If only Cooking With Henry and Elliebelly had been out when Mr. Batali came to visit. Not only could I have suggested that he read it to the kids (which would have been a blast) but I bet that boy in the audience would have been delighted beyond measure to lay his hands on this story. Author Carolyn Parkhurst takes the idea of two kids playing TV, and turns it into a universal tale of big brotherhood vs. squirmy attention-sucking little sisterhood. Complemented by Dan Yaccarino's pitch perfect pictures, your kid won't have to own his own garlic press to get a kick out of this delightful new offering.

You're just in time! Before us are our hosts, Henry and Elliebelly. Henry, age five, stands behind a table announcing the name of their show as his little sister Elliebelly (age two) proclaims loudly, "Cooking! I help!
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Caliboots on October 28, 2010
Format: Hardcover
You MUST read this one aloud (and you will, over and over). Or the older kid in your house will read it to the younger one(s). Doesn't matter if they're boys or girls -- here's a universal story of dealing with a little one and channeling patience. The art is amazing -- your kids will enjoy knowing this is the artist who created Oswald, if they are fans. A lovely stew.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Claire T. Carney on December 8, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is quite a cute read for children . I bought twenty for all the little children on my Christmas list.
Elliebelly is so authen tic to every day living. Aside from being interesting the dialogue is unique.

Actually it is a picture book as well for Dan Yaccarino has portrayed the young ones as they truly are.

I particularly liked the mother's advise to Henry when he complains about his sister.

This is a fun book for little people.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nalini Sundaram on November 26, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Any household with an older sibling and a 2-year-old will enjoy this delightful tale of compromise and acceptance. My 7-year-old and I took turns reading it out loud to the whole household: I read Henry's lines and she read the parts of Elliebelly. It not only inspired conversations about living with a younger sibling who isn't always reasonable, but we got to talk about the ridiculousness of commercials ("Buy a car! Buy a giraffe! Buy a rocket ship! Buy some pudding! NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!!!").
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
What a great concept! My kids (girls, ages 6 and 9) loved this book right out of the gate, and quickly began interactive play--taking the part of Elliebelly, and shouting out her lines. I even sat down last night and typed it out as a script because they want to act it out like a play this weekend. The book is so engaging--funny and cute. It's all about character voice and perspective, in a compact little package with a satisfying story.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?