A beautiful illustrated cookbook for children--and their families--that celebrates imagination and pleasure in cooking

A fun and modern cookbook for families packed with recipes for meals, snacks, treats, and a whole lot of humour.

Alexandra Tylee’s lively inner ten-year-old knows exactly what food appeals to children and how to talk to kids about food. She trusts them to choose flavours and handle equipment in this joyful book that will set them on a lifetime love of healthy cooking and eating.

Giselle Clarkson’s illustrations are salivatingly delicious and subversively playful.


Alexandra Tylee is the owner and chef at Pipi restaurant in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, author of two cookbooks, and the mother of four sons. Her first children's book If I Was a Banana was published by Gecko Press in 2017.

Giselle Clarkson is a freelance illustrator and comic artist. She illustrated Joy Cowley's The Gobbledegook Book (2019). She lives in Wellington New Zealand


What I loved about this book was the discarding of hard and fast rules. Cooking is likened to a wonderful journey of discovery; finding what works for you. What an amazing lesson for children to learn!

Kids Book Review


New Zealand Book Awards, Elsie Locke Award for Non-fiction
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