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Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids Hardcover – April 3, 2017

4.2 out of 5 stars 33 ratings
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"Eccentric, humorous illustrations ... inspired ... fresh ... extremely funny ... Delicious, healthy and kid friendly ... recipes" - Midwest Book Review "Karl Beckstrand's bizarrely funny picture book Bad Bananas - A Story Cookbook for Kids shows how good bananas go wrong ... Salvation appears in the form of banana-based recipes ... Delicious ... I'll take an appreciative 'mmm' from The Horn Book staff any day." - Katie Bircher, Out of the Box Horn Book blog review "This is a fun book for kids ages 4 to 12. ... While banana characters get crazy, this cookbook shares healthy recipes for everything from banana muffins to pancakes and smoothies. This is a family-fun cookbook that's a story and a cookbook." - Kat Dennis, Easy Cooking in the Kitchen "A story, an activity book [with] recipes parents and kids can enjoy together, ... a rollicking romp through badness that any kid can relish. Charming; even a bad banana can turn out good!" - Alison Levy, Park Slope Food Coop Linewaiter's Gazette, Brooklyn, NY "What a great concept for a story ... refreshing, fun and creative. The writing flawlessly goes ... from the start to the end ... I believe this book will get kids to open their imaginations ... The story will surface every time they eat a banana for days to come and ... you will find different recipes for the kids to try at home. They look ... scrumptious and mouth-watering ... The language ... is child friendly and the situations are age appropriate. The drawings and color throughout the book are vivid and fun. This book will delight children from 1st - 4th grades, their teachers, and parents." - Anna del C. Dye. for Readers Favorite "I was surprised to find that ... Bad Bananas: A Story Cookbook for Kids was written by the same man who wrote Anna's Prayer. They're so different! ... The text is full of puns ... The illustrations are fun. You've not seen anything until you've seen a banana ... participating in extreme fruit sports! [Note] the fruit labels ... for literary effect." - Rachel Ramey Titus2homemaker.com "This is a great interactive story which teaches an important message.... The illustrations are fabulous and tie in the story amazingly! I notice something new in the artwork each time I read the book. My children have read it over and over and can't wait to try out all of the recipes!" - Teri S. "This story cookbook for kids lets parents do two good things with one action. Parents can read with their children and share quality time, ... preparing and enjoying the recipes in the book." - kids-recipes.com "Are you looking for a fun way to spend time with your kids in the kitchen? Well, Bad Bananas; A Story Cookbook, is for you! ... Delightful ... I truly love this cookbook because it promotes parent and child interaction to create a strong family bond while encouraging reading at the same time! Great gift!" - H. K. Gilbert, hkgilbert.com "A sign of a good cookbook? When you get done reading it and your Loco Kid asks you to "read it again!" Bad Bananas by Karl Beckstrand is a read-aloud cookbook ... It takes kids on the journey of what happens as a banana turns brown. They discover which recipes spare ... bananas from being tossed in the trash. ... A great gift for the next birthday party!" - Tracy Cocoran SugarLoco.com

About the Author

Karl Beckstrand is the bestselling and award-winning author of 18 multicultural/multilingual books and more than 50 e-book titles (reviews by Kirkus, School Library Journal, The Horn Book blog, ForeWord Reviews). Raised in San Jose, CA, he has a B.A. in journalism from BYU, an M.A. in international relations from APU, and a broadcast & film certificate from Film A. Academy. Since 2004 he has run Premio Publishing. A college media instructor, Beckstrand has presented to Taiwan's Global Leadership for Youth, city and state governments, festivals, and schools. Beckstrand's nationally lauded Y.A. stories, e-book mysteries, ESL/ELL Spanish/bilingual books, nonfiction, and wordless books feature ethnically diverse characters-and usually end with a twist. His work has appeared in: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Border's Books, Costco, Deseret Book, iBooks, The Children's Miracle Network, LDS Film Festival, the U.S. Congressional Record, Papercrafts Magazine, and various broadcasts. FB, Twitter, http: //KarlBeckstrand.com, http: //PremioBooks.com

Product details

  • Hardcover : 26 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0977606546
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0977606542
  • Product Dimensions : 7.99 x 0.25 x 10 inches
  • Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
  • Grade Level : Kindergarten - 5
  • Publisher : Premio Publishing & Gozo Books; 2nd Edition (April 3, 2017)
  • Reading level : 4 - 10 years
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

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