I bought this book for a 9 yr.old, that is not very interested in school right now. He was so excited, and he is reading, learning math, and also learning to cook all at the same time, and realizing that it's fun to learn! In the first day, he made three dishes from this great book, and it looks like his summer won't be a dull one! He wants to make everything in the book. This is a totally awesome book, and a must for children!