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Dec 07 2016

Pancakes! An interactive recipe book - no food required! ill. by Lotta Nieminen

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Phaidon, 2016. ISBN 9780714872827
(Age: 2-5) Recommended. Hardcover, Board Book. Lotta Nieminen's interactive board book delights with sturdy tabs, wheels and flaps, an enjoyable change for the technology-obsessed toddlers of today. Each sturdy page with simple stylised computer generated graphics is visually appealing. This procedural text has the ingredients and tools listed at the beginning. The whisk, fish slice, bowls and plate are shown carefully balanced on the jug.
Each step is simple to follow with easy to read instructions, pull the flap and the flour pours into the bowl, while the wet ingredients mix at the turn of a wheel. When the mixture is cooked in the frying pan, toddlers will enjoy flipping the pancake circle onto the plate.
This interactive book provides a no-mess no-fuss approach to pancake making! How many families will make the real thing after sharing this recipe book? One consideration is that young cooks need to have adult assistance in the kitchen.
This is the first in a series of interactive cookbooks.
Rhyllis Bignell

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