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Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking Cookbook 1 for Kids by Skye Wade

About the Book

We created this book for children, but we recommend it for adults as well. It’s for those who don’t like to read boring bricks of text but prefer to get right down to business, learning skills as they go. You won’t find a book easier to use than this one.

Not only does it have illustrated recipes for delicious dishes with concise, detailed descriptions, but it also has important information about the basics of baking that we’ve simplified and illustrated.

The recipes have been tested by many people. We’ve chosen the best ones.

  • Recipes that have received the highest ratings.
  • Meticulously tested and proven.
  • Only popular and very tasty dishes.
  • The dishes are varied, taken from different cuisines. Sweet and savory, festive, and healthy, vegan and even meat. You’ll find both familiar classics and exotic new recipes. Most of them are sweet and sure to please children.
  • Different baking techniques are used to teach and develop your child’s key kitchen skills.

Simple, but not primitive.

  • Easy to make. Recipes are broken down into 3 categories of difficulty, but even the most difficult ones are manageable for a child.
  • Most recipes require 3 to 10 ingredients.
  • Don’t require gourmet ingredients. Chances are you already have everything you need, or you can find it at the nearest supermarket, regardless of the country you live in. In addition, there are substitution options for many of the ingredients.
  • Most recipes require only the most basic cooking utensils. And even for those, there are substitution options: no microwave — make a water bath; no mixer — use a whisk.

Not just recipes. The book will teach your kids the basics of baking.

  • It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3. Your child will not be confused. The book contains illustrated instructions on every necessary step: from washing their hands before they start to cleaning up after themselves afterward.
  • A clearly illustrated safety manual that your child won’t skip. It’s clear and simple enough to grasp after one read-through.
  • The book introduces key baking terminology in a simple, visual way. It’s better to show with a picture what “knead” or “grease” means than to explain in words.
  • Not only can a child cook the chosen dish easily, he or she will find an interesting fact about it at the end of the recipe.

This book can serve you for a lifetime!

  • Even a 4-year-old child can understand the book, because it illustrates in detail absolutely every action, ingredients, and even tools. Children will love the fun illustration style and the cute, friendly kitten character.
  • Simple, short, but comprehensive comments on the steps will be easily understood by an older child.
  • Even adults will enjoy using this book. The recipes here are versatile, and the information is instantly readable.
  • These recipes aren’t just for once. They are suitable for many different situations, from Christmas or birthdays to an everyday breakfast or picnic. You’ll want to cook them again and again!

The book is very easy to navigate.

  • The ingredient quantities are given in both metric and imperial systems at a glance.
  • It has the Cooking Time Index and the Occasion Index.
  • Steps which might require adult supervision are marked with a special red icon.
  • Each recipe has a notes page where you can rate the recipe, make adjustments, and write in personalized options.

This large, bright, and beautiful 245-page book makes a great gift. There is a bonus coloring page included absolutely free for kids of all ages to enjoy.

What a fantastic children’s baking cookbook! According to the author, using as few words as possible is intentional. I’m aware that small children, such as those targeted by the book, grow frustrated when there are a lot of words but little action or imagery.

 “This book belongs to Chef  ________________,” states one of the first pages, which will delight children.

The cookbook is separated into parts that provide clear and concise directions and recipes, such as baking basics/safety standards, baking basics/baking language, etc.

There are colorful illustrations of supplies, finished products and difficulty level ratings. The drawings feature an enchanting kitty executing the duties in a basic, yet precise, manner. The kitten will appeal to both youngsters and adults, and it will foster the children’s imagination.

A lovely coloring page picturing the kitten decorating a three-layer cake surrounded by sweets is included at the end of the book.

My 19-month-old granddaughter and I tried out the first and simple dish, a three-ingredient cookie recipe. Naturally, she needed a lot of hands-on guidance. She was, however, eager to help and able to mash the bananas and mix in the premeasured oats. The images were appealing to her. Nonetheless, this is a book that I would recommend for children aged four and up.

I received the Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking Cookbook 1 for Kids from BookSirens. However, I was under no obligation to post a positive review. All opinions are my own.

The Delicious Shadow by Srividhya Lakshmanan/Illustrated by Akansha Krishnan

Publisher’s Summary

Some want to become stars overnight doing nothing!

Stickle, the squirrel, lives in the forest with her family. She dreams of becoming the most famous person but is lazy and decides everything in a rush. With the support of her parents, Stickle thinks of a way to reach her goal. She decides on becoming a scientist but is lazy to work for it. In haste, Stickle pretends to have found something, but things become strange afterwards. Did she make her wish come true? Discover now from this illustrated picture book that will help your child learn an important moral.

Best suited for preschoolers and children up to the age of eight.

Stickle the squirrel, lives with her family in a mango tree. She plays with friends in the morning then sleeps all day.

Like many people, Stickle wants to be famous but doesn’t want to work for success. As she ponders different careers, she realizes what she doesn’t like about each one.

One day, Stickle makes a discovery. . .

The Delicious Shadow is a clever story teaching children many lessons about career choices, a few life choices and pleasant surprises.

I enjoyed how the author, Srividhya Lakshmanan, integrated reasons why different career choices would not be compatible with Stickle’s personality nor her life.

The illustrations are attractive and aptly present the story.

The Delicious Shadow, perfect for beginning readers, teaches lessons all children can learn from.

I received The Delicious Shadow from BookSirens. I am leaving this review voluntarily.