Published by Welbeck Children’s Books, 2022.
Annabel Karmel is best known because of her hugely popular recipe books full of tasty meals for babies and toddlers. Now she’s written a picture book which combines kid friendly recipes and craft activities, alongside information about where some of our food comes from. Children will learn about their food’s journey from farm to plate, via factories and shops.
The book is divided into seven sections and each of these focuses on a different food: from cheese and eggs, to tomatoes, pasta and strawberries. There are also chapters on honey and chocolate. The recipes are easy to follow and very high in kid appeal. We were particularly delighted by the recipe for Eton Mess (our absolute favourite dessert!)
The food photography is stunning and the page layout is really striking. There’s also a warmth and a sense of fun to Alex Willmore’s illustrations. The book has got lots to keep little hands busy. We’re definitely going to follow the instructions to make a little pool for the bees to safely get a drink in our garden next summer. The cheese straws and frittata muffins are delicious, and I think weekend breakfasts are made for bear-shaped pancakes.
Suitable for children aged 3+
Thank you to Welbeck Children’s Books for sending me this book to review.