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Sunday 28 April 2019

Review: Well Read Cookies

When a creative person like Lauren Chater combines their passion of baking and literature they create the most delightful composition, initially a blog and now a book, Well Read Cookies.

The 60 biscuits found inside this book are inspired by literature that touched Chater in some way, they made her giggle, cry and sigh with pleasure.

Each biscuit in Well Read Cookies is a mini book review with some instructions of how the biscuit was made along with decorating tips and a colour photo of the finished product.

The biscuits are inspired from books that appeal to a wide age range and genre. Some of the book genres include: fantasy, horror, historical fiction, romance, coming-of-age, contemporary adult fiction, poetry, young adult fiction, realistic fiction and fairy tales.

Inside the covers you will find biscuits like a little cottage inspired by Barton Cottage in Sense and Sensibility to biscuits of caterpillars and watermelons from the The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

A wide range of children's book titles are represented in Well Red Cookies, such as Green Eggs and HamThe Little MermaidCharlotte's WebMary PoppinsFantastic Mr FoxHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, City of Bones and so many more. I wonder which one will be baked for your child's next birthday?

At the end of the book Chaters has included some recipes, and baking and icing tips and tricks.

Chater is also a writer of adult fiction and has written the story The Lace Weaver and will release her second adult fiction story, Gulliver's Wife later in 2019.

Title: Well Read Cookies
Author: Lauren Chater
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 November 2018
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781925596366
For ages: All Ages
Type: Non-Fiction