From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6-- If this project book doesn't intimidate readers by its rather diffuse focus, it could be useful. In addition to recipes, it includes scientific and consumer information, experiments, stories, holiday facts, etc., and is aimed at children, parents, and teachers. It is confusing, however. For example, "A Cake-for-Every-Occasion Design Project" contains recipes for cake and frosting and more than five variations. Thus, to make "A Winter Snowbaby Cake," one must first refer to the basic cake recipe eight pages earlier. Any recipe will do, it says, but "For ideas, look at the make-your-own cake mix project in the 'Food Factory' section." After referring to the table of contents and leafing through the section, readers will find a recipe for "21 cups of your own mix, enough for six large cakes." By this time would-be bakers will be laughing, crying, or frustrated, and will simply give up. The good ideas and information may inspire some creative cooks, but there are too many disparate bits arranged in a too confusing format for most readers. --Carolyn Jenks, Oyster River Elem . School, Durham, NH
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Inside Flap
(back cover) Food is funÃ--and hereÃ's a book to prove it!
This brand-new edition of Cooking Wizardry for Kids
presents boys and girls with interesting facts about food and food sources, fun ideas for tasty snacks, and experiments that demonstrate how colors and temperatures of the foods we eat affect the way we think they taste. Kids will findÃ-- Nearly 200 recipes for wholesome, fun-to-prepare treats Fascinating facts about where different foods come from Nutrition values of many different foods . . . and much more
Easy-to-follow recipes show boys and girls how to prepare strawberry shortcake, spicy mac Ã'nÃ' cheese, fresh fruit lollipops, gingerbread people, and many more great tasting treats. Meanwhile, theyÃ'll learn what makes breads and cakes rise, and how kids can grow their own herbs and vegetables, even in a small or an indoor space.
More Wizardry Books from BarronÃ's:
Science Wizardry for Kids
Math Wizardry for Kids