Monday, September 12, 2016

Book Review - The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook: Cub-Friendly Cooking with an Adult by Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook: Cub-Friendly Cooking with an Adult is written and illustrated by Mike Berenstain and is published by Zonderkidz.

To give you a little bit of an idea of what this book is about, I will begin with saying it is filled with beautiful, colorful photographs of, what I believe must be, tasty food. All of the recipes are kid friendly, but they do require adult supervision. They involve using a stove and, sometimes, sharp knives. That said, the kids can do most of the preparation themselves. 

The recipes are not always what people consider to be healthy fare - something that is the craze in these days of overweight, unhealthy children - but they ARE foods that kids will like to eat. The one that caught my eye immediately is on pages 58 and 59: "Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob". This corn has a rub of mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, chili powder, pepper, and parsey on each plump ear of corn. 

There is a holiday theme in the cookbook, obviously. At the beginning of each "chapter" is an introduction to the holiday, such as 1 John 4:19 - We love because he first loved us - for Valentine's Day. This introduction is in the form of a very short, one page, story.

Okay, so I love this little cookbook, which really isn't all that little. This is a hardcover, well thought out book of 96 pages. I give it a 5 stars because I really like it and I believe it to be something that parents and children can do together, something that is becoming rarer by the day.

*I received a copy of The Berenstain Bears' Holiday Cookbook in exchange for my honest opinion. My thoughts are my own.*

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