Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking Cookbook for Kids and Teens

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Pub Date 25 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 15 Sep 2021

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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.

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...


Advance Praise

"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.

"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...


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I wasn't a fan of the cover of this book but as a big fan of cook books, especially ones for children I was intrigued to give it a go. Upon opening a handful of pages, I wasn't disappointed. The contents page and colourful pages drew me in. I found the safety tips were brilliant. As well as the baking language quide handy, especially for children or adults who haven't baked before. I loved how easy to follow the recipes were, the step by steps, the notes at the end of the recipes as well as the amazing real photos! With lots of different recipes to choose from, I was impressed with this book. I also found that the last few pages were really well thoughtout with all the recipes listed and how long they would take to make - this is fab! Also a table which shows which recipes were for which meal / event! I can't wait to show this book to my 12year old who loves to bake!! Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this great book.

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My kids loved this book. The easy instructions and the notes afterward were highlighted often. They made many of the recipes with just my supervision and they had a great time doing it. They want more cookbooks like this one

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There was something wrong with the download, I tried it in Kindle and on the NetGalley Shelf app and it doesn’t work on either.

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Such a cute cookbook with gorgeous illustrations throughout. Very easy for kids to follow with basic tips. The flourless chocolate cake was a hit with everyone and we have picked out a few more recipes to make in the future. The simplicity of the recipe and instructions means that my son can get involved and feel like he’s in charge. We can’t wait to try out the recipes for Fudge brownies with pecans and chocolate crinkle cookies

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A wonderful illustrated guide for children, teens, and adults alike interested in baking at large. It is structured into three main parts: safety, recipes, and index. Geared towards the younger side of the age spectrum, it ensures that children understand that they should have an adult with them when using a stove, sharp utensils, and so forth. It also includes culinary terminology like "knead" and "sift" with icons for what each action entails. Although I have not baked any of the items myself, I found the instructions clear, aesthetically pleasing, and easy for anyone of any age to follow. After each recipe, there is a page where the reader can rate the recipe, how they would alter it for next time, and room for experimentation. Finally, the index includes conversion factors, recipes divided by hours to complete, and a final coloring page.

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Absolutely adorable book! Only problem is the format does not work well with kindle, and images a bit blurry in Apple Books, there are also missing pages/recipes. Super simple recipes with cute illustrations. I have tried some of the cookie recipes and super delicious, kids love it. New favourite cookbook! :)

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This was a very visual and easy book to go through. It’s an amazing and very helpful book. The book starting off with safety rules is very important and the way it’s structured with images will help children see and understand things a bit better. This teaches them things that will help keep them safe in the kitchen while having fun. From beginning to end I really did like this book. The ingredients and equipment’s little images are helpful because it will point things out to children and help them find the things they need very quickly and easily. The recipes are very easy to follow with pictures and the little captions. It’s a very engaging book. I love how there’s little facts. At the end of every recipe you have a notes sections that you can talk about how the recipe went. Overall, this book was incredible and something I would definitely gift to someone because of how it’s set up.

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Adorable cookbook for kids and teenagers wanting to learn how to bake! It includes a variety of mouthwatering, aesthetically-appealing recipes with extra pages for notes. The illustrations are adorable and I loved the photographs. Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.

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This is a very nice book which will help adults and kids together to explore the world of baking. The book is appealing for children with its simple, colourful and friendly presentation. The recipes are clearly marked with the degree of difficulty and a clear indication of the preparation time. A handy overview at the end of the book organises the recipe per preparation time so it is possible to decide what to bake depending on how much time is available. The ingredients are always simple and easy to find in regular shops. I really liked the illustrations and the good step by step instructions. A little kitten helps out here and there and shows the child what to do. He is very cute. I really liked the fact that the book also introduces useful baking knowledge to our little bakers: they learn the baking language, how to measure the ingredients, quite a number of good safety advice, and a really nice set of steps to follow when baking from washing their hands to putting everything back in its place, cleaning the kitchen and, of course, enjoying their food. The book has space for kids and parents to make notes under each recipe if there is something they need to keep in mind for next time. A very nice little book to initiate kids to the pleasure of home baking.

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I absolutely adored this book! First of all, the format is quite different from what I’ve seen, since it mainly uses illustrations to show what you are supposed to do, instead of a large paragraph with instructions. I think that was a very nice touch. I also liked how it included safety measures that were very clear at the beginning. Regarding the recipes, i think they look absolutely delicious and are easy to make. I will sure be trying them whenever i babysit my nieces. Another thing that i liked, was how at the end there was an space to give your opinion about that dish, and ideas you might have to improve it next time. Overall, I think this book is great and I absolutely recommend it.

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This book is a good baking book for children. I really liked the pictures, instructions and the recipes. It is the perfect gift for a child, teen as an introduction to baking!

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This is a seriously cute cookbook! The recipes look absolutely delicious and I can't wait to try some of them. The way everything is laid out is super simple and I love the illustrations. Those little cats chopping and cooking are so adorable! The pictures of the finished recipes look so scrumptious they had my mouth watering! I think this would be an amazing book to gift someone of any age who likes to bake. Such a fun layout!

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I actually think this recipe book is fab and is something that I would happily use with my daughter time and time again. At the beginning it teaches you about all the dangers in the kitchen, and what you use to measure certain ingredients along with what certain words mean e.g to knead, to glaze etc. The actual recipe itself is very easy to understand with step by step instructions, along with a bit afterwards where you can write notes and review on the recipe you have just done. Great book.

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This cookbook is one of the most adorable and easy to read things I've seen in a LONG time. The illustrations are beautifully done, the difficulties help you to decide whether or not your child is ready for that yet, and the recipes are delicious. I'll be trying quite a few of them with my nephews. Definitely earns it 5 stars! Rare that I come out of my romance binge to read anything else but I'm glad I did with this one.

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Ok, I wasn’t sure about the cover but grabbed it read anyways because I think it’s cartoony for kids. My kids love this cookbook, they found the recipes and drawings to be easy to understand. They are super excited to try some of the recipes. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a gifted copy. This is my honest review.

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This is a wonderful cookbook for children. The recipes are easy to follow I love the introduction of each recipe includes a difficulty rating, and includes the estimated time to prep, cook, and rest. It also has how many it makes. The photos are wonderful and I love how at the end of each recipe there is a place for notes. Your child can put the date he or she completed it, how well he or she liked it, who helped him or her, any thing they would change and ideas to experiment with the recipe. I think this is a perfect gift for a child who loves to cook. Thank you Netgalley for letting me read this book in exchange for my review.

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This is such a cute idea! Especially for kids the images of what to do really help, but even for adults, how can anyone resist the cuteness, right? Doesn't it make it look A LOT easier for kids? I would have loved something like this when I was about 11-14 when every book seemed so far from my reach. Especially when recipes don't have photos, I'm still not a fan! Cookbooks should always have pictures accompanying each recipe, right? The book is all with color and images. It's simple, appealing, and a lot of fun. It comes with an index of what each image means, level of difficulty, safety rules, how to measure things, and more. As for the recipes it has quite many cookies and bars, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, pastries, bread, savory/salty snacks, and how to do some ingredients that you might need if you don't have. I loved the cat drawings and I can't wait to try out some of the recipes!

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I enjoyed this cute illustrated baking cookbook. I know it aid for Kids and Teens but I also feel like if you are a beginner baker you will enjoy this also. Some of the recipes didn't have instructions but I still enjoyed it. Loved it and highly recommend

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This is such a cute title and a great way to introduce children of ages to the kitchen. It goes over basics and teach great skills that new cooks can build on. The adorable step-by-step illustrations are a huge bonus.

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This is a great beginning cooking book for families. The book uses both words and pictures so nonreaders can also use this book. It shows the ingredients with pictures and the amount of needed, then pictures of the equipment needed. Then step by step pictorial directions. This is a great book for kids and adults that are learning to cook. There's even advanced recipes like Macarons. I need to keep this one in mind because I have always wanted to learn how to make them. There's mainly cookies, cakes, muffins and bread but there is also pizza. You know all the stuff that kids like to eat. This cookbook could help families bake together and have some great family memories together.

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I enjoyed reading this book very much, the illustrations are too nice and the explanation for making the recipes is excellent and so easy, especially for those who are just beginning to cook like children and teenagers. I would have loved to have read this book when I was younger, I am sure I would have loved it. I like that the book indicates in the recipe the difficulty you have, as well as to illustrate all the materials that will be necessary to use; that at the end of each recipe the option to write down how many stars we give to the recipe after preparing it and making annotations about it makes it even better! I made the Crumbly Snowball Cookies with my little brother and they were delicious and so easy to made. I really recommend this book.

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Ideal book for those little ones who are just beginning to learn to cook or make recipes, even for teenagers. Also for those parents who want to have a moment in the kitchen with their little children. I would have loved to have such a lovely book like this when I was younger to cook some of this amazing recipes. The design is quite simple and the explanations are not complex at all, the images of the recipes are very good and the drawings to indicate the steps are very adorable and you really want to cook like that; I will try one of the recipes with my little cousin and I am sure he will like to cook with the recipes of this book a lot! It is very good that just when you finish making a recipe, and before moving on to the next one, there is a page where you can write down the stars that you give and everything that the children want to say about the recipe after they have finished it. Highly recommended!

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The cute cover immediately had my attention and when I opened the pages I found a well thought out cookbook for all children who want to learn how to bake. Each recipe starts with a mouth-watering real photograph, short overview and a difficulty rating. Then there are lots of wonderful illustrations for the ingredients, equipment and step-by-step instructions in combination with short descriptions. Finally there is a page for notes and a rating of tastiness, so you can add your own thoughts and ideas. I love the selection of delicious and easy to make recipes and their arrangement throughout the book. Specific cooking vocabulary and their corresponding images are explained at the very beginning so that the instructions are very easy to follow. The book concludes with a list of all recipes sorted by how long they take to prepare and for which occasions they are suited best, which I found super useful. Children are going to love this and I also want more cookbooks like this one :D

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As a mom of 5 children, this fun and easy baking/cooking book is going to be a new standard in my house! My kids love to cook and bake with me, and are always asking to help mommy in the kitchen. I especially loved the recipes for Nutella cookies , chocolate mug cake, and banana crumb muffins. Your little ones are going to have so much fun spending time cooking and baking with their mommies or daddies, grab this sweet treat of book for your family today.

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Update: I have gone from 3 to 5 stars!! After viewing the final Kindle book, I find it to be quite cute and the recipes sound delicious. My son has viewed it as well and is looking forward to making many of the treats by himself. Small and basic. I did like the illustrations but there is not many recipes and some aren’t classified properly. I really wanted to be wowed by this cookbook as my son and myself collect cookbooks. I personally won’t buy this one because of how lacking it is, BUT if you have a little one that’s just starting to stand on the stool while you bake, this may be perfect. This may even be perfect for those with disabilities learning to do things on their own. This book would be perfect in print as the digital copies don’t lend themselves to easy navigation or reading. You can’t swipe the pages, but they will change if you tap them. Also, it doesn’t allow landscape reading or enlarging, so it very hard to read as the font is tiny.

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Date reviewed/posted: June 17, 2021 (Updated July 16, 2021) Publication date: June 25, 2021 When life for the entire galaxy and planet has turned on its end, you are continuing to #maskup and #lockdown to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #thirdwave ( #fourthwave #fifthwave?) is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. Plus it is hot as all heck and nothing is more appealing than sitting in front of a fan with a kindle.! I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. 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. 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 and 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. This is a huge freaking file.....and I had to buy it to review it. as it was too big for Netgalley's server limits. Sigh. (I bought it on Kindle for the below-mentioned sister otherwise there would be no updated review. This is what I would call "baking for kids who have never been in a kitchen" - too many photos, too many silly instructions that make it feel like there is not going to be an adult in the kitchen!!! THERE SHOULD ALWAYS BE AN ADULT IN THE KITCHEN UNLESS THEY ARE, WELL, 16 OR OLDER. This would be a great book for my one ADHD-ADD-FILTL sister as she cannot cook anything that is not burned on a grill nor read and comprehend anything without a photo. I do like how few ingredients that there are for most of the recipes and this would be good, as well, for people with limited budgets and limited kitchen space. (College students would do well with this book and make yummy treats with limited space and budget instead of spending $$$ on ice cream delivery to get their sugar fix!) As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/snowflakes / literally-like-overusers etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🧁🧁🧁🧁

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The book is a gem for people with children, who want to teach them to cook. It has very easy recipes and the illustrations are darling! After they start to have more confidence in themselves, they can also start experimenting with some of the recipes by adding different flavors or substituting stuff. I loved paging though the whole book and looking at the drawings.

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What a great cookbook this is! My kids recently started cooking and especially have an interest for baking cookies. This book is amazing, it has great recipes that kids will enjoy and actually eat. It's very well presented with a step by step guide for each recipe, making it very easy to follow and it's full of information and tips for kids. I would definitely recommend purchasing this book if you have a child/teen, they will love it!

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This is a well-thought-out cook book. It is very colorful and eye-catching plus easy to use for reading with the nice illustrations. A large variety of recipes that are easy to make and some that are a little more difficult to challenge a young baker. I believe this is a very kid friendly book. When I had children I enjoyed baking with my children! I hope this book will give lots of hours of baking fun for those who want to bake with their children! So get Baking (also aviable with Kindle unlimited)

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Nice book Very easy to follow instructions Easy to make biscuits and cakes I would prefer it in book form So going to purchase it now it's released Thank you netgalley, Skye Wade

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I absolutely loved this recipe book, and will definitely be buying it for my son when it’s published. I love the illustrations and how the ingredients are listed by pictures and words, it makes it so appealing and interesting. There is a great selection of cookies, cakes and snacks including pizza. Using ingredients that you would find in the store cupboard, nothing too fancy. I’ve already made with my son some of the cookie recipes which were delicious. The photographs are appealing, and there are spaces to make notes at the end of each recipe. I particularly liked the back section detailing cooking times, so you can pick a recipe accordingly. Thank you to the publisher and net galley for giving me an advanced copy, I loved it. Great birthday present for a child’s birthday.

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This is a fantastic family friendly cook book. There is a great variety of recipes for children to make but what makes this cookbook stand out from other children’s cookbooks are two thing. The first is that all instructions given are using illustrations, making it accessible for all ages and easy to engage with. The second is that each recipe note section - a page where you can rate the recipe, say when you made it and with whom and even a section to brainstorm ideas on how to tweek the recipe for next time. If that wasn’t enough there is also colouring sheets in the back. This is a cookbook that belongs in all family kitchens. Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest opinion.

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A cute and easy book for kids to learn baking. The note section after each recipe is a great idea! I stole some recipes to make myself. A great book for any kid.

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This cookbook is aimed towards children but a lot of the recipes seem to be quite advanced. I enjoyed reading this cookbook because of its adorable and thought-out illustrations and touches. There is a space near the front to write your name which is quite cute :) I enjoyed the baking basics section, especially the safety rules and if something went wrong. Very important information for people to know when baking. Baking language and how to measure sections are also great and very useful. This cookbook is filled with adorable and detail-oriented illustrations. Safety is a priority in this book as there are several illustrations included dedicated to it including caution signs and ask for adult help, etc. I noticed the vegetable peeler does not say caution which I found interesting. Maybe the illustrator/author missed that. The recipes let you know the prep time, baking time, resting, and yield which is very useful when planning to bake. There is a notes and fun fact section after each recipe, which comes in very useful when experimenting with recipes. There are also ideas for experimenting included which encourage children and readers alike to play around with recipes and to have fun. The instructions are simple to follow but very much effective. There are also several informative illustrations showing people how to do things. Measurements are in grams and ounces which is useful but also requires readers to convert to measuring cups and spoons if they do not have a kitchen scale. Not the most accessible. I do appreciate the weight in grams though. The back of the book has a conversion chart but still, would also have appreciated measurements in cups and spoons as well. There seems to be plenty of alternatives for things such as mixers or using a whisk instead, etc. Nice to see as not all children may have the appropriate equipment needed. The photographs are beautiful but the pages are all a light brown. I wish there was a bit more colour, perhaps pastels. This strikes me as odd because children’s books typically are more colourful. The recipes have suggestions such as good for Valentine’s Day when looking at the rose cupcakes. There is an occasions chart in the back of the book with many occasions, sparking inspiration! I noticed that the Some Ingredients section only has one recipe, which was pizza dough. This could definitely be placed under the bread section. The colouring page at the very end was cute but didn’t have the same style as the illustrations in the cookbook. Was a little disappointed by that. Finally, I feel like this book was missing a conclusion to round it up. Maybe a simple message such as I hope you enjoyed or just something. It felt like there was no final ending after the last recipe. Overall, a cute cooking book that could be a lot better with some changes as aforementioned. Especially the colours. It feels very dull to look at.

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Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking Cookbook for Kids and Teens by Skye Wade is such an amazing cookbook. I was not that excited to examine this book because I felt that the cover was off-putting. However, the inside of this book definitely makes up for the cover. Inside, kids will find recipes they love along with beautiful color photographs and step by step instructions with drawings to illustrate them. It is such an easy format to follow and I think that would work well with kids of many different ages. Great book overall. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.

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A wonderful cookbook aimed at children filled with, on the whole, simple recipes to make with children. A timely download for me as midst school summer holidays with grandchildren to entertain makes the book even more opportune. Good photography with detailed step-by-step instructions in the form of line drawings featuring a cute little mouse, reminded me a little of DK publications. Everyday ingredients and utensils involved plus I was pleased to see the measurements in metric and imperial measurements instead of the rather mysterious world of cups being UK based and noting the book is aimed at the American market. Mainly all sweet based treats but also some yeast based bread plus the all time children's favourite, Pizza! I look forward to seeing the printed book as the kindle version didn't download all the pages but despite that we have made a Flourless Chocolate Cake this afternoon which was very yummy.

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I can’t even. This book is so cute - I love the little cat, hard at work in the kitchen with its tongue sticking out. I love how this book was laid out, from the illustrated glossary, to the cookie rating of how hard the recipe will be. Each recipe was easy and fun to follow. I loved the section at the end of each recipe where you can make notes, suggestions for experiments, and fun facts about ingredients being used. I also appreciate that there is a picture of the finished project before every recipe. This is usually the thing I am annoyed about most in adult baking books! I want to see what I’m trying to make! There are so many thoughtful touches in this book and I loved them all, including the index with the recipes broken down by time so bakers can quickly find something they can bake in the time frame they have. There is also a great index for bakes by occasion. As an adult who enjoys doing easy bakes, I will definitely be making some of these treats! I would also recommend this book to parents who have a budding baker in the house. While there is a section in this book for “Savory and Salty” which includes things that can be made for dinner, such as pizza or quiche, it would be wonderful to see a version of this book by the same creator with all lunch/dinner options! I received a free ARC from NetGalley and I am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Wow, I absolutely adored this cookbook! The illustrations are not only beautiful and cute, they are very simple to follow. The written instructions are clear, concise and straightforward. The recipe ideas are delicious and well varied - there's plenty in here for everyone, no matter what your favourite treats are. Not only is this cookbook a joy to look at, I found it a joy to use in my kitchen. Would recommend wholeheartedly! Thank you to BooksGoSocial and Netgalley for an eARC of this book to read and review.

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Skye Wade's Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking Cookbook for Kids and Teens has 60 mostly baking recipes divided into seven sections (cookies and bars, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, pastries, breads, and savory and salty). Each recipe has an illustrated ingredients list and instructions with an cartoon cat modeling each step. The introduction describes the goal of the work to use as "few words as possible," which is great for beginning cooks who may not know what each stage should look like, but the illustrations are a bit unclear at points. For example, the precooking instructions have an illustration of a red circle with a line through it with the captain: "Read the Safety Rules!", which seems to imply that you should not read the safety rules. Beyond that, the text is very approachable for younger cooks. Recipes are broken down in to simple steps and a "! Adult Help" or "CAREFUL!" icon is put next to any step that may be unsafe for a young cook to do alone. This was published June 25th 2021. I received an eARC from Net Galley for review.

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Wow! I love this book. It's got lots of useful information about cooking at the start. The recipes are easy to follow, with appropriate steps, and well illustrated. The cat pictures are super cute. I wish I had this book when I was younger.

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It really is wonderful. The design is perfect for kids! The design is outstanding and the recipes are kid-friendly. Baking Basics are included, which are important then there are recipes perfect for various treats and snacks. The illustrations are fun for showing the tools, ingredients and instructions. If there is a school bake sale, family event or club event needing a treat or perhaps other gathering this is the cookbook to grab to find the treat and work together to create a treat to enjoy at home. There is even a difficult chart to help determine how much work or baking knowledge is needed.

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I appreciate the publisher allowing me to read this book. My daughter loves this book already using it several times we both highly recommend.

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My mouth began watering before I even finished the introduction of this book, and let me tell you, it only got worse/better once I saw the recipes! I wish I had had this book when I was a teenager and starting to get acquainted with all the kitchen utensils. This easy step-by-step baking cookbook would have made my life so much easier when I was starting out. The instructions are perfectly clear, the pages are nicely illustrated and the baked goods look delicious! First thing on my list to do: bake all the cookies presented in this book! With this cookbook I might even finally try baking macarons again (last time I tried to do that it was an utter failure!). I would consider getting this book for my future nephew and niece and I can only imagine the fun we'd have with all these recipes. This cookbook is very easy to follow and has great beginner's tips!

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This is the most adorable cover that I’ve ever seen, whoever designed it deserves a huge congratulations because it’s impossible not to want to read it. I’m going to be honest and say, I don’t really enjoy to cook that much and the reason for it, it’s because I’m a huge disaster on the kitchen, half of the time my recipes ends up in complete failure and even some tears But having this book with the cute illustrations and easy instructions really made me want to try again, this book it’s so well done and carefully made, not only kids and teens will enjoy it but adults too. it’s perfect for a little family time on the kitchen. My favorite recipe was the chocolate crinkle cookies, the photo was so mouthwatering that I’m already preparing the ingredients to try it. “Thanks netgalley and the publisher for this arc in exchange of a honest review”

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Got this title mainly for my son, who loves to bake and help out in the kitchen! When he read through everything, his eyes lit up with joy especially at the cat that was cooking in the illustrations. Hopefully we can get more books like this for children to enjoy! He gives it 5 stars!

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A great learning/ teaching cookbook for beginners or those that are teaching the next generation to cook. Some people learn better with visual aids. This is definitely for them! But, this cookbook has some seriously good recipes too. Buy it as a gift....but get yourself one too!

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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers. Illustrated step by step baking cookbook for kids is an adorable illustrated instructional recipe book for children set out in an easy to follow and read format. The instructions are clear and concise and the choice in the book is amazing. Each recipe is followed by a page for the child to fill in with information such as when they made that dish,who they made it with, what they would change next time, a star rating, ideas for experiments and a fun fact. This book is a great starting book for children to help with baking and cooking in a fun way.

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Teaching kids to bake and cook is great fun but usually very messy. Teaching the same skill to teenagers can be a lot of hard work. Do they ever put their phones down? I found it fun to work with so I'll just add it's good for adults too. The recipes are easy to follow and the illustrations I found both helpful and at times amusing. I think I'm mimicking the cat now writing this review. Yes, my tongue is sticking out. Hey, it's how I concentrate. I'd recommend all parents to have this standing by. It's fun, colourful and easy to use. Enjoy!

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Everybody seems to be busier than ever, and few people have time to teach their children how to cook and bake while juggling work and pressing responsibilities. Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking Cookbook for Kids: 60 easy and delicious recipes by Skye Wade, is one of the cutest and best cookbooks out there for kids. The recipes, however, are great for both kids and adults. This excellent cookbook has great recipes that everyone will want to make, with step-by-step instructions with cute illustrations that will definitely appeal to kids. The cookbook emphasizes the importance of having an adult present, which is essential, but some of the recipes are easy enough for older kids to make on their own as long as there is an adult in the house. Rather than written recipes in the traditional way, these recipes have very easy-to-follow illustrations with simple prose. The first chapter is devoted to basics and includes basic cooking terms, safety rules, and instructions for measuring. That chapter is important for introducing good baking skills for children. It is also a good reminder for adults who may not have developed good baking skills. One of the most important elements in a good cookbook, and especially in a children’s book is photographs, and in this cookbook there is a beautiful photograph of every recipe. Anyone with children should pick up this excellent cookbook; it includes mouthwatering recipes, great information on building good baking skills, and even places to put notes. This will be the cookbook that kids will use whenever they want a good treat, and one that they will take with them after they are grown. The price is a bit steep, but most families will find it’s worth it. Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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Yummy! Some just so easy recipes and some so much fun to do together. This is definitely a book that I will be buying a hard cooy as well. Loved it. Thank you Netgalley for the ARC

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It is one of the cutest books in the world. The idea is brilliant, and its representation is good there is only one problem that the pages are not clear enough which led to difficulty of reading them.

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I like the illustration style, so cute! I want to recommend this book to someone who has kids and wants to teach their kids baking, this book is good for starting, I like baking, and I like illustrations, so it will a good book for me, I'm adult but I still enjoy this book :)

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This was a great book to follow. Even my brother can do the baking. Very basic and straightforward. The illustration is great and helped a lot.

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This cookbook has a fun and fresh design that will appeal to children of all ages, and some adults too! Instead of blocks of text this cookbook features beautifully illustrated drawings of the ingredients, equipment and step by step instructions needed to make each recipe. The concise nature of the book is perfect for budding bakers who want to get their hands dirty and straight into the baking. Each recipes includes a photograph of the finished item which I always appreciate in a cookbook, and there really is something for everyone included in this cookbook - the only problem is choosing which one to make first!

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The book is really sweet and the recipes look delightful! I would definitely recommend it if you want to start to bake with your children even if they are unable to read yet. The step by step illustrations with caution warnings „don’t do it alone/ask someone to help“ makes it clear that it makes a perfect thing to do with your children/grandchildren together. The only sad thing for me was that with the kindle version I had every page twice and not really formatted. But that is the only downgrade.

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This is a very informative and helpful cookbook for kids. It has great pictures and easy to follow directions. I like the guide that asks for parent (guardian) or older sibling to help with the stove and other sharp objects. There is a section for nearly everything too, bread, cakes, cookies, pies, just a lot. It’s so interesting and since I have my nieces over I’m sure we’ll get a lot of use out these easy to follow recipes.

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So this book is adorable, just as I had expected. It would have been incredibly disappointing if it wasn't. I love that this offers a place to rate each recipe and put ideas for changing up a recipe and putting ideas for experiments while also providing some of their own. It did feel incredibly odd that Chapters 8 and 9 only contain one item, and both items are related to each other.

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Everyone should know how to cook. Any child that's able to reach the kitchen countertop (stepstools help!) and has the dexterity to use measuring cups and stirring spoons should be spending time in the kitchen, gaining knowledge and skills that will serve them for a lifetime. This cookbook is a great place to start. While it's large enough to serve as the aforementioned stepstool, it's not intimidating. The soothing color scheme sets a tone of relaxation. The use of simple drawings and pleasant photographs helps keep the tone upbeat and expectations reasonable. A free gift offered at the beginning of the book helps build a relationship between the author and the child. We start with baking basics, where the child will learn how to prepare to cook, how to cook safely, how to measure, and will be taught the terminology that will be used in the recipes. Each recipe begins with an ingredient count number and difficulty level, as well as preptime, baking, resting and yield numbers. A photograph of what the finished product should look like gives the child a mental image to strive for. After that, everything is explained step-by-step in cute little drawings a child will feel comfortable with. After each recipe comes a review page, where the child is encouraged to rate the recipe on a five star system, and make notes about what they might change, ideas for experimenting, and who helped. The one thing I would change about this cookbook would be the overabundance of sweet recipes. There's plenty of cookies, cakes, muffins, pastries, but only four bread recipes, and a 'savory and salty' category which contains five recipes, three of which are pizza. Surely a child can bake a potato, assemble a casserole, or season a fish filet to bake in a toaster oven. And shouldn't we be teaching them that there's more for dinner than pizza? All in all, I would love to have received this book as a child. It would have prepared me for life on my own much better than my little Easy-Bake oven did! My thanks to author Skye Wade, BooksGoSocial, and NetGalley for allowing me to read a digital advance review copy of this book. This review is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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Really lovely cute cooking book for pre-teens I'd suggest Really simple to follow instructions with cooking times There is even a safety section Thank you Netgalley & Publisher for ARC

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This is a fantastic resource for children, tweens and teens embarking on their cooking journey. It is laid out in a simple, easy to follow manner, with both written and pictograph instructions, detailing exactly how long it'll take (prep, rest and cook time), what ingredients and equipment you'll need and provides a review page at the end of each recipe. There is a comprehensive list of safety rules (again written and illustrated) up front in the book followed by a full baking glossary and equipment lists. I do have a quibble here because the emergency number is 911, which is fine for US audiences, but problematic in the rest of the world. There is a nice breakdown at the end of the book showing cooking times, suggesting occasions for each of the recipes and outlining measurement conventions. The occasions do suggest recipes that are "more suitable" for girls or boys (possibly for parties?), and quite frankly they could have omitted these columns. Food isn't gendered, and shouldn't be. Boys can enjoy blueberry tarts just as much as girls can enjoy chocolate chip cookies! It's this sort of thing that could turn a boy off cooking. The recipes themselves are clear and easy to follow, and I look forward to cooking up a storm with my kids. 4 stars. They lost a point for the gendering of food. ~Many thanks to Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.~

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Thank you to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for honest feedback. This book is SO cute! I absolutely love the illustrations. This guide is very cute and a great idea for kids in my view. Probably best for kids-pre teens. It's something that would be cute to do with parents. Loved it

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Date reviewed/posted: June 17, 2021 (Updated July 16, 2021) Publication date: June 25, 2021 When life for the entire galaxy and planet has turned on its end, you are continuing to #maskup and #lockdown to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation as the #thirdwave ( #fourthwave #fifthwave?) is upon us, superspeed readers like me can read 300+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. Plus it is hot as all heck and nothing is more appealing than sitting in front of a fan with a kindle.! I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. 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. 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 and 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. This is a huge freaking file.....and I had to buy it to review it. as it was too big for Netgalley's server limits. Sigh. (I bought it on Kindle for the below-mentioned sister otherwise there would be no updated review. This is what I would call "baking for kids who have never been in a kitchen" - too many photos, too many silly instructions that make it feel like there is not going to be an adult in the kitchen!!! THERE SHOULD ALWAYS BE AN ADULT IN THE KITCHEN UNLESS THEY ARE, WELL, 16 OR OLDER. This would be a great book for my one ADHD-ADD-FILTL sister as she cannot cook anything that is not burned on a grill nor read and comprehend anything without a photo. I do like how few ingredients that there are for most of the recipes and this would be good, as well, for people with limited budgets and limited kitchen space. (College students would do well with this book and make yummy treats with limited space and budget instead of spending $$$ on ice cream delivery to get their sugar fix!) As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I simply adore emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/snowflakes / literally-like-overusers etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🧁🧁🧁🧁

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This is a lovely cookbook that anyone can enjoy. I absolutely love the illustrations and the directions are very easy to follow. My son really liked the pictures and being able to following along not just with reading the instructions but seeing pictures of how to do it. Very straight forward baking cookbook that is really cute. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for an easy to follow cookbook that illustrates steps in a cute way.

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This is a super cute cookbook for kids and teens. My children loved making the Nutella cookies. All the recipes are simple to follow and the instructions are clear. We particularly liked the cartoon cat pictures, they really made the book interesting for youngsters. The photos of the actual baked goods was a plus for adults and kids alike. It gave us an idea of what we would be making. Mouthwatering treats to help bring the family together. Thank you to #netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to review this book.

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How cute is this?!! VERY! This is simply beautiful. I was in love from the illustrations on the first recipe (a cat baking?!). Everything is clearly explained, everything has lots of space, the recipes even have fun facts!! The recipes have both metric and US measurements, which is always a bonus in any cookbook. After each recipe there is a page to fill out how good the recipe was, who made it, when you made it, what things you could change next time you make it, etc. which I've never seen before in a cookbook - what a fab idea! I would have ADORED this book when I was younger! So I write reviews for cookbooks as I go through it, taking a break when I see something that's worth talking about - all that love for the book is before we get to the index...which broke my heart. At the back there is an index of bakes by bake length (amazing! include this in more books please!), and an index of occasion for the bakes...and unfortunately what bakes are for "boys" and "girls" ???? WHY ??? it nearly ruined a great book and it's upsetting that it's there, I'll definitely be editing it out if I buy this as a gift for any child. Also, is not the entire book, a lot of recipes from the back index are not included so I have no idea what the majority of recipes are like.

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What a great cookbook! I downloaded it because I thought my kid would like it! They didn't just like it - they love it!! I'll be telling my friends to buy a copy! Absolutely loving that my kid wants to help in the kitchen now and use their own cookbook!

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I love pretty much everything about this little cookbook! Not only does it have simple but sophisticated recipes for children, it also has the CUTEST illustrations of a CAT COOKING said recipes!!! The steps, ingredients, and equipment needed are all illustrated. I think this not only adds an element of fun for beginning cooks, but also makes it a bit easier to comprehend. The layout is concise and easy to follow. I’m very much in favor of the addition of a “notes” page at the end of every recipe. The only thing I would change is the number of recipes behind certain “categories”. For instance, there are only one or two recipes under each section in some cases. But overall this cookbook would be a wonderful edition to any library. We will definitely be purchasing!

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This baking cookery book is aimed at children and teens with sixty recipes to choose from. It has plenty of different types of recipes to chose from and is divided into eight sections plus an Introduction (no of recipes): - Cookies and Bars (14) - Cakes (18) - Cupcakes (5) - Muffins (4) - Pastries (5) - Breads (4) - Savoury and Salty (5) - Making Ingredients (5) The introduction includes the basics such as following the steps, safety, baking terms and how to measure. There are illustrations to accompany this section. Alongside a photograph of the finished recipe, it states the number of ingredients required, preparation, cooking and resting times, difficulty, and the number of servings. The ingredients are set out horizontally with an illustration of the ingredient along with its metric and imperial measurement. Illustrations are also included with the equipment required so too do the steps of the recipe. Some of the illustrations also include a kawaii type of cat doing the actions - so cute! At the end of each recipe, there is a notes page that includes space to put your rating out of 5 stars, the cooking date, who helped, what you would change, and ideas for experiments (some of which are already completed for you). Some of the bakes do not have a resting time, but it's slightly misleading because they do include in the instruction time for it to cool in the pan and not all bakes can be eaten hot. I struggled to see the writing under the recipe steps. I can't quite tell if it's 3/4 or a 1/2 of an ingredient that is used at one point, it's that small. At the rear of the book is a list of the recipes split into cooking times, plus a page of occasions for each recipe and there is also a colouring page of the kawaii cat amongst cakes. Even though this book is said to be aimed at teens, the addition of the illustrations throughout the book has more of a feel for the pre-teen and younger children. I received this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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This book is ideal as a gift or to get your kids interested in the wonderful world of baking. The book however is not just for kids but also for adults who want to start learning from scratch. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and thats what this book incorporates. After all who doesn’t love colorful pictures of desserts to entice yourselves and others. I would love to get the physical book as you can even add your own notes for future reference at the end of the recipe. I can’t wait to try these recipes with my kids.

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I recently rebought a strawberry shortcake cookbook I used to love when I was little. This cookbook felt like that one. Cute cartoon images and easy to follow recipes.

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A solid cookbook well suited for younger folks interested in baking. I am especially a fan of the opening where it lays out basic food safety rules, and how every recipe includes weights (highly useful when baking) A feedback section at the end of each recipe with a suggestion or two for how to do things differently in the future is a nice additional touch.

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This is a cute book perfect for all the young ones who want to learn how to cook/bake some nice cakes or even pizza. It has step by step instructions and I like that there were mentioned some safety measures. I enjoyed reading it and I would recommend it to adults too, especially if they want to learn how to cook some recipes and they don't where to start. I loved the illustrations as well, they were really cute.

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What an incredible way to show kids how to cook! I read this from cover to cover and loved every nuance of the ideas of the displays and how they were layed out for the kids to understand! I showed my friends kids who are ten, twelve, and sixteen and two girls and one boy and they loved the book and the recipes. They only wished there were more in the book! Lol! I agree with the more recipes! I received a free advanced copy from NetGalley and these are my willingly given thoughts and opinions.

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This is. a great introduction to more independent baking for children. The book is well laid out, has very clear illustrations for each step and has a great introduction that covers basic words used, safety rules and how to measure. There is a good variety of recipes from around the world, split into different categories - such as biscuits, muffins and cakes. Each recipe has a front page that describes the recipes difficulty, amount of ingredients and a short blurb about it. The recipes appear to be clear and easy to follow - the illustrations for each make this book perfect for encouraging children to follow along the recipe too... it's a lovely step further than baking along with your parent! I love this book and can't wait to use it with my toddler as she grows - plus the recipes sound delicious!

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This is a cute idea and well executed. I remember when I started baking/cooking and feeling extremely overwhelmed....Imagine Schitt’s Creek when they try to fold in the cheese. This book would have been a godsend. The recipes are in the simpler side, but the few I tried were tasty just the same. The illustrations are precious and really make everything a lot easier. Recommend for anybody striking out on their own who doesn’t want to live on ramen and Mac and cheese.

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Voilà un livre bien mignon qui saura trouver son jeune public et pas que. J'y ai pris moi même plaisir à le découvrir. Une mise en page simple et agréable. Une présentation des étapes ludique et une schématisation allant à l'essentielle. De quoi faire des grande créations pour des mini chefs !

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What a cute cookbook! My 9 year old love all the cats doing the cooking. Totally appealed to her so much so that she actually wanted to engage with making various items from the book. She is in Brownies and I could see these relatively simple recipes would work well for her baking badge. i think I'd prefer to have to book in print, purely so I can flick through it at leisure, but I am grateful for the ARC copy from the publisher and Netgalley.

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This cook book is such a cute idea! Being a parent and teacher of elementary age kids makes me want to share this book with all of my students. The illustrations of the step by step instructions are such a wonderfully creative idea to help kids understand what they need to do to bake fun treats. I love the different recipes. There are some missing pages of ingredients for some recipes that I hope will be fixed before they print.

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