From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6?This offering is comparable in many ways to Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book (Better Homes and Gardens Bks., 1989) and Angela Wilkes's The Children's Step-by-Step Cookbook (DK, 1994). All three are general, beginning cookbooks for approximately the same audience, illustrated with full-color photographs that show children cooking and eating, and/or how and what to cook. Each title has about 50 recipes that are more-or-less simple, nutritious, and likely to be enjoyed by this age group. Directions in all of the books are clear, and are logically and attractively arranged. Good Housekeeping, however, places an emphasis on safety and cooking methods: a 22-page introduction gives thorough details about the dangers of sharp utensils, bacteria, and heat, followed by the importance of precise measurement, etc. Children who actually read all of this instead of going straight to the recipes may be frightened away by the many possibilities of failure or bodily harm. Another way of looking at this presentation is that the author takes no cooking knowledge for granted, but explains in detail every move beginning cooks must make in order to insure a successful dish. This is not a necessary purchase for libraries that own either of the other books, but large collections will benefit from having all three titles to accommodate the various tastes of budding young chefs.?Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME
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