Wednesday, June 4, 2008

storybook stew



Storybook Stew.

The title caught my eye as baby b. pulled on my arm, eager to go see the huge stuffed bear in the lobby. I grabbed it off the shelf and skimmed it as I explored the rest of the library with my toddler.

This book is brilliant.

It’s a children’s cookbook with recipes and activities that tie in to classic children’s stories. Blueberries for Sal has a recipe for blueberry bread and an activity for scratch art. Heckedy Peg includes the instructions for how to make butter in addition to a yummy cupcake recipe.

I realize that clever Moms make these sorts of connections all the time and probably already think to make some kind of healthy Bear Country Punch after reading The Berenstain Bears and too much Junk Food. But for the rest of us, this book offers a wealth of ideas.

This week, Works for me Wednesday has a theme: Mom, I’m bored! Go check out Rocks in my Dryer for some great boredom busting tips!

8 comments:

Joyful Days said...

Sounds really cute. I wish I'd seen that early into this Mom-gig thing.

Blessings!

beth said...

Sounds like a great book for me, since I am not the type of Mom that comes up with these cleaver ideas!

amyswandering said...

Looks like a great book!

kelsey said...

Thats looks great!

spaghettipie said...

Looks great.

We've been reading Blueberries for Sal the past couple weeks, so great timing!

ann kroeker said...

How fun!

Is it blueberry season yet??

I'm so totally off to get that book at the library...and all the other books with recipes, too!

L.L. Barkat said...

Hmmmm... my eleven year old just read Lord of the Rings. Maybe I should make a bundt? :)

Cindrella said...

cool book...
The idea of children's recipe book is good new activity to them...
keep going with new ideas...