March 30, 2013

Cooking & Drawing - Having Fun with Books!

Recently I received a couple of  books that I wanted to share with you.  They have quickly been added to my classroom library.

Fun Party Food: Little Chef Recipes
Author: Mercedes Segarra
Illustrations: Rosa M. Curto
ISBN#: 978-1-4644-0467-2

     This little cookbook begins with some very basic safety tips and other information that every chef needs to know before they begin to start cooking in the kitchen. The illustrator uses cartoon characters of children and adults that will appeal to the young chef.  

     The recipes require an adult working with their little chef in the kitchen. Recipes throughout the book have a list of ingredients with illustrations for each. The easy-to-make recipe follows with step-by-step written instructions as well as illustrations.

     Children will enjoy being a part of creating their own cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets or other appealing treat!

     Some of the recipes can be easily created in the classroom.  I will be adding this book to my library to be used to develop our writing skills.  

The next book has created a few issues with my first grade girls.  They all love it!  We have already had to clean out our desks in an attempt to locate this quickly disappearing book.  

Draw the Magic Green Fairy
Author: Rosa Maria Curto
ISBN#: 978-1-4644-0479-5

     This book is jam-packed with colorfully illustrated drawings that will appeal to aspiring artists that have an interest in the magical world of fairies. Children will enjoy flipping through this book time and time again to search for items that they would like to draw, perfect and to make their own.

     The illustrations are filled with colors that will appeal to the young artist. There are easy step-by-step illustrations that will help the artist develop their drawing ability. It will keep the young artists entertained for hours as the magical world of fairies become alive on their paper. 

     It won’t take the artist long to learn how to sketch fairies and items that a fairy might need... such as ice cream for fairy parties, jars to store their honey and of course many fairy friends!
     I promise your girls will loved it! 

Enslow Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of these books to review.


  1. I love integrating food/cooking into the classroom. We do it a few times a year in first but it's always great to find more ways.

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  2. I did a unit during summer school one year where we cooked/made foods to go with our stories. Fun!
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