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Thursday 9 July 2020

Review: Puffin Little Cook: Snacks

Get your kids in the kitchen with Puffin Little Cook: Snacks.

This is a brilliant little book filled with fun and easy recipes the kids can try. And with breakfast snacks, lunch snacks, dinner snacks and sweet snacks, there’s something for everyone.

The recipes really are simple ones: Anzac biscuits, dippy eggs, vegetable pikelets and more. 

There are also recipes that require no actual cooking (like energy balls), so kids really can make them from start to finish.

There are kid friendly tips and tricks at the beginning of the book, kitchen tools, kitchen rules and a food pyramid. I love this. It creates the whole cooking experience and educates kids about the kitchen.

Unlike other recipe books for kids, this one doesn’t just have recipes for foods kids will like. The recipes chosen are easy and simple (Each of the recipes has very few ingredients and not many steps), so kids really can give them a go and enjoy the cooking experience (not just watch from the side). When the oven or other hot things are needed, the book will let you know, so kids and parents can judge who needs to do that part.

There are no photo images of the finished meals in this book, but they’re not really needed. There are, however, fun and funky illustrations of the food you’ll be preparing and lots of bright orange on every page. It’s loads of fun.

As a very first cookbook, Puffin Little Cook: Snacks ticks all the boxes. It will teach the kids a range of great recipes and is sure to inspire a love of cooking for many.

Title: Puffin Little Cook: Snacks
Publisher: Penguin, $12.99 
Publication Date: 2 July 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760897000
For ages: 5+
Type: Non-Fiction