My daughter was just given the book, Betty Crocker's Kids Cook! It is a great first cookbook for any child. She is 9 years old and it is perfect for her age, or even a younger child. It's a spiral bound inside, hard back outside very colorful book. It includes many important measurements and cooking tools throughout the book that are timely for any child learning to cook. I teach children's cooking classes in my home and have used this book for recipes already.
Kids Cook! has many child friendly versions of popular adult recipes such as Lazy Day Lasange. There are many fun recipes such as Flying Saucer Chicken Quesidillas, Whatever Pizza and Squeeze and Scribble Pancakes. The book starts with breakfast and moves on to foods throughout your day. You can find great snacks, smoothies, healthy dishes and even good desserts in this helpful book.
I'd highly recommend this book for a mother or child, it would make a great gift tucked into a mixing bowl with a cute apron.