Review by: Julie McCollumn, Owner and Director, Kids Club Child Care Center - February 19, 2013
I can't tell you how excited I am that somebody finally made a cookbook that lets children actually prepare the food themselves instead of just watching. Children love to cook, and I am thrilled to be using Cooking Is Cool at our center!
Review by: Bianca Affronti, Preschool Teacher, Pea Pods Child Care Center - February 19, 2013
We love the book and have tried all the recipes. Not only do they taste delicious, but they are easy and fun for the kids to make, too! They ask me all the time to make the fairytale punch.
Review by: Brooke Nicholson, Pre-kindergarten teacher - February 14, 2013
It's not always convenient to use an oven while working in child care, but with this book I can make healthy, fun, and easy snacks all the time. I have tried some of the recipes with my kids, and they loved making them and then eating what they made. This book provides great ways to spend time with kids.
Review by: Colleen Moynihan, Owner, Pea Pods Child Care Center - February 2, 2013
I find the book very exciting. It has a great variety of cooking activities that engage the children, and it is very simple to plan for each. I love that the photographs provide a glimpse of what the recipes will look like. I would recommend this book to early childhood educators and parents.
Review by: MaryAnn Kohl, Educational Consultant, and author of Great American Artists - February 1, 2013
Cooking is Cool makes preparing and enjoying food with children a breeze! All recipes are heat-free, and having sampled some, I can vouch for the delicious recipes and their artful presentations. Cooking is Cool is perfectly suited to young cooks in classrooms, child care settings, or homes. I like that the food presentations are artfully pleasing to children. I especially like the little "Did You Know" information boxes, offering such facts like, "Did you know humans are the only animals to peel a banana from the stem end?" Marianne E. Dambra has perfected heat-free cooking for kids and made the learning experiences as important as the yummy results! I highly recommend Cooking is Cool for kids to enjoy learning through cooking.