Pizza at Sally’s by author/illustrator Monica Wellington
Age Range: 3 years – 7 years
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 1, 2006
In this picture book, the audience learns to make a scrumptious cheese pizza in Sally’s pizza store. Sally gathers tomatoes in a community garden, receives delivered bags of milled flour and purchases cheese at a neighboring store. This business owner shows readers that her ingredients come from a variety of places. Anticipation displayed on customers’ faces will have viewers also wanting to go to Sally’s for a slice. Many action verbs sprinkle this story as Sally creates her pizza pies. Illustrations are striking and easy to understand. At the end of this book there is a recipe for making pizza.
Dough Knights and Dragons by author Dee Leone and illustrator George Ermos
Ave Range: 5 and up
Publisher: Sterling Children’s Books
Publication Date: October 3, 2017
When a knight stumbles upon a dragon’s cooking supplies, a friendship brews. Except, aren’t dragon’s suppose to devour knights and knights suppose to slay dragons? As a competition that expects them to destroy each other draws near, one deep fried disaster sparks a witty idea. What begins as an activity shared by two, changes policy in Magical Kingdom in this rhyming picture book. Appetizing story. Gourmet illustrations.
Christmas Cookie Day ! by author Tara Knudson and illustrator Pauline Stewert
Age Range: preschool – grade 2
Publication Date: October 9, 2018
In this rhyming board book, a bear and cub teach readers how to make holiday cookies. Great book to read to a children’s cooking group or to enjoy at home or school with youngsters. Illustrations show details associated with the text so children learn words related to baking cookies. This book comes with a Christmas Cookie Day recipe.
Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis by Robbin Gourley
Age Range: 4 – 7 years
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: June 18, 2008
With spring upon us and indoor and outdoor markets displaying a variety of scrumptious fresh foods I decided to review this book. Just viewing the pictures and reading the text makes My Book Eyes feel well nourished. Edna Lewis, a famous chef, grew up in the south. This book concentrates on Edna’s younger years as she works with her family on their farm gathering nature’s bounty throughout the seasons and preserving foods to eat during winter. There is an author’s note and recipes included. Boldly colored illustrations add to this book’s appeal.