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Beginner's cookbook for a 5-year-old? preferably one your child loves!

This is for a Christmas present. I've already done a search and gotten a few recommendations I'll be checking out but I wanted to ask parents of kids in this age range if they've come across a book they think is well done, and easy and fun for the kids to follow and cook from? My nephew loves to bake cookies and is surprisingly good at it - we have to do it every time I visit because it's become our "thing". So I'm looking for a book that will help him branch out but I don't have kids of my own so I'm hoping those of you who do can share some insights and help me pick a good one. Thanks so much for your help.

asked by klrcon almost 3 years ago

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Susan W
Susan W

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added almost 3 years ago

This is a good one and Molly has written a couple of other cookbooks for kids a little older.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1883672066/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1HQ8MV2P72UDG&coliid=I3BI5CV1BGHW6U

Here's another one that my daughter loved. She was probably 8 when I bought it for her.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0060928689/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1HQ8MV2P72UDG&coliid=IQOG4ULX8QKGL

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Eva
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added almost 3 years ago

I second the recommendation of Pretend Soup. We cooked from it when my sister and I were little, and I've given it to several friends who tell me their kids love cooking from it.

Niknud
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added almost 3 years ago

I third Pretend Soup - my kids love it!

klrcon
added almost 3 years ago

These look awesome - thank you!

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stacy
added almost 3 years ago

I still have this book from when I was a kid (31 now, it's falling apart) and still use the cookie recipe from it - http://www.amazon.com/Alpha-Bakery-Childrens-Cookbook-Medal-Flour/dp/B000GP6QJS

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Stephanie
added almost 3 years ago

I've recently come across this book. It's whimsical but informative. Goes beyond just food (incorporates my love for travel!).
http://www.culturedchef.com/

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QueenSashy
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added almost 3 years ago

My daughter loves this one http://www.amazon.com/Kids-Healthy-Cookbook-Nicola-Graimes/dp/0756629160. And it also encourages healthy eating habits.

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klrcon
added almost 3 years ago

Great options here - thanks!

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