Packed full of mouthwatering recipes that are simple enough for children to make themselves, this top-selling cookbook has 60 fast, easy-to-follow recipes for healthy snacks, satisfying meals, and delicious treats.Do restaurant menus featuring full-color food photos kick your salivary glands into high gear? Angela Wilkes’s inviting, heavily illustrated cookbook offers the same satisfaction of seeing exactly what you’re going to get–along with the ensuing hunger pangs. Children can follow each recipe step by step, with photographs that show what you’re supposed to do, how to do it, and when. Thankfully, the 60 recipes are appealing dishes the whole family will want to eat, from Salade Nicoise and Filled Crepes to the more basic Tacos and Guacamole and Spicy Chicken Burgers. The chapters include: “Before You Start,” “Kitchen Rules,” “Super-Fast Snacks” (Cheater’s Pizzas, Crunchy Crostini, Fruit Smoothies), “Speedy Meals” (Classic Omelettes, Vegetable Soups, Chicken Curry and Rice); “Delightful Desserts” (Lemon Cheesecake, Fruit Crumble, Tiramisu), “Treats and Sweets” (Oat Bars, Chocolate Dips, Macaroons), “Picture Glossary” (Grilling, Stir-Frying, Marinating), and a helpful index. The book provides quantities of ingredients in both imperial and metric measurements and clearly organizes the ingredients lists. The overall effect is dazzling–youngsters will find themselves right at home in the kitchen, whipping up simple or elaborate dishes with confidence and glee. (Ages 9 to 12)