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Step aside, Mother — it's Kristen's turn to pick the recipe and make the dinner! There's just one teensy problem: Kristen's imagination is far more developed than her cooking skills. With ingredients ranging from 400 hot dogs and 20 bags of marshmallows to a sweatshirt and a water pistol, Recipe is the laugh-out-loud chronicle of just about everything that can go wrong in a kitchen. The recipe may not end up as delicious, or even as edible, as Kristen hopes, but that's okay: the journey is often more fun than the destination. And there's a hungry raccoon in the backyard who'll eat just about anything.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936365845
Publisher: McSweeney's Publishing
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Angela and Michaelanne Petrella are sisters from Ohio who enjoy creating many horrible recipes together. Angela works at Pixar in the Story department, and Michaelanne is a writer.

Mike Bertino and Erin Althea live in Los Angeles, CA with their twin four-year old daughters, Juniper and Scarlett. Most days are spent drawing, painting, wiping boogers, kissing boo-boos and concocting merely edible meals for each other. They eat a lot of Sriracha and honey (but not usually together).

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Recipe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Kristen told her mom “it was time for me to learn to cook” and comes up with a recipe that she invents. Kristen wants to finally be in charge and tells her mom she can help if she listens to her. On her shopping list for her mom, she lists things like 20 bags of marshmallows, 4 hundred hot dogs, bowl, NEW PUPPY (no the puppy doesn’t go into the recipe, but what a great idea to get one), water squirter, horse meat substitute and other unusual things needed for her unique recipe. Mom, being the good mom, gets the stuff on the list and the girl starts making the recipe. Mom takes over at the parts where Kristen has to use boiling water. Kristen thinks that’s okay. The recipe keeps growing and growing (literally) and they make a hard, mountainous pile of… whatever. Well, at least the racoons will like it. What I liked about it- This is a cute book. I think all kids want to be “in charge” in the kitchen. The mom in the book lets her daughter be creative (and very messy) and it shows that there is no wrong in cooking – just have fun with it! I like the idea of it – a mother and a daughter having fun and cook a “masterpiece” together! The illustrations are awesome with great details in them (like when the girl is outside with the puppy and Mom is supposed to keep the recipe from burning, but through the window, you can see Mom, back turned to the stove, talking on the phone, while the pot is giving off black smoke). That made it fun. I really like the endpapers also. There is a fun recipe at the back of the book to make your own candy roll-up. I can’t wait to try it! *NOTE I requested a review copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review