cover image Eat It Up! Lip-Smacking Recipes for Kids

Eat It Up! Lip-Smacking Recipes for Kids

Elisabeth de Mariaffi, , illus. by Jay Stephens, et al. . Owlkids, $19.95 (96pp) ISBN 978-1-897349-56-4

With this book's basic approach to cooking, even the youngest chefs will be able to take part. Simple recipes include such crowd-pleasers as Buttermilk Power Pancakes, Skyscraper Sandwich and creamy mashed potato soup. Chick and Dee from chickaDEE magazine and a personable cast of cartoon friends create a playful atmosphere, as they appear in comic strips and interact with ingredients—a green monster assures readers that his “Grrr!” is “just my tummy! I'm a friendly monster!” The zany spirit of the cartoon personalities may contribute to a messy kitchen, but the diversity of recipes should lead to some happy eaters. Ages 6–12. (Oct.)