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.

  • Posted by: klrcon
  • November 15, 2015


klrcon November 19, 2015
Great options here - thanks!
QueenSashy November 19, 2015
My daughter loves this one And it also encourages healthy eating habits.
Stephanie November 19, 2015
I've recently come across this book. It's whimsical but informative. Goes beyond just food (incorporates my love for travel!).
stacy November 17, 2015
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 -
klrcon November 16, 2015
These look awesome - thank you!
Susan W. November 15, 2015
This is a good one and Molly has written a couple of other cookbooks for kids a little older.

Here's another one that my daughter loved. She was probably 8 when I bought it for her.
Eva November 15, 2015
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 November 20, 2015
I third Pretend Soup - my kids love it!
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