Cooking in our household has always been a fun time. My son is a good cook, and my grand daughter wants to carry this family tradition. As a gift she was given the Good Housekeeping Illustrated Children's Cookbook as a gift. The book has a wire binding, with colorful pages and step by step directions, on 165 pages. The book starts with safety tips, how to cook, preparation, servings, ratings, an a glossary in the back of the book. You will find a section on pans and which ones to use, as well as a section on pictures of utensils and what they are called. Other sections include breakfast, lunches, dinners, snacks, salads, drinks, and desserts. Each section explains how hard the recipes are, how long to cook and prepare, as well as the utensils needed to make the selected menu. Everything is explained for the child in their language, which makes for easy reading. Step by step description of the food to prepare in this book is so simple, that I have even taken a few recipes out of this book for myself. Most of the recipes are of foods that children enjoy eating, plus some dinner meals that they could cook for their family. Remember this book isn't only for girls, because there are many boys who enjoy cooking also. Believe the cost of this book is around $13.00.
Update On Mar 24, 2010: Today we took out this cookbook, and read up on possible different selections for the Easter Holiday. The grand daughter wants to cook something special for that day-something she can do herself..