#Sunday Morning Reading for Kids # Munchy Munchy Cookbook for Kids by Pierre Lamielle

What makes good food taste good? A team of tastes and flavors of course!

Fun illustrations and quirky characters bring the kitchen to life. Join Pierre Lamielle on a kitchen adventure as he introduces you to the Munchy Munchy Gang, a team of characters here to educate kids on the art of cooking and the range of flavors they’ll encounter. Learn how to make over 28 different recipes, including ketchup, pancakes, and other kid favorites with simple instructions and illustrations for every step. Pierre’s characters make complex cooking theories, like balancing the five tastes, accessible to kids of all ages. The perfect manual for a budding chef!

(From the Book Blurb)

My little one has just first made his first omellette from scratch! and although it might be lacking in presentation, it actually tastes pretty good. As he is becoming increasingly more and more interested in food preparation, I decided it was time to let him browse a cookbook for kids and have a chat about what he can see in the pictures.

Pierre Lamielle’s book is a fun introduction to cooking techniques, flavours and basic recipes. I loved the way the book started with safety and dealt with it in a very clear and visual manner. It also has little warning symbols (hot, sharp, germs) throughout the book, so little chefs wouldn’t forget to pay attention to safety issues once they get super-excited about making their own ketchup, volcano eggs and bananamole. The suggested age range is 8 to 13 years old, although it will depend, of course, on the support you are providing your child with.

The difficulty level increases as the book progresses, but the recipes continue to be fun! The chicken herby stew looked simply gorgeous.


I wish I’d had a book like this when I was a child. I would have had such great time with it and possibly would have avoided quite a few cooking disasters my family still keep quietly chuckling about whenever the topic comes up at family reunions.


Thank you to Edelweiss and Familius LLC for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion.

The expected publication date: the 16th of September 2019.

# Sunday Morning for Kids is a variation on the meme started by Rae Longest at Powerful Women Readers.

  • Do you like cooking? If yes, who taught you? was learning to cook fun?
  • Do you use cookbooks or do you prefer watching recipes on the Internet?

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8 Comments

  1. This looks like a great book. I will have to go through my cookbooks and see if I still have any of my kids ones to use with my grandchildren. If not, then I will check this one out. Great choice for this post Toni.

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  2. What a fun post! I do like cooking but I don’t like to watch the videos while cooking. I like to watch them sometimes, if it’s something different, but I watch them before I cook. I read the recipe before and while cooking. I was self- taught as my mom didn’t really cook that much, just basic steak, burgers, potatoes, and vegetables. I remember home rec in 7th grade and learning to cook there. I cook some with my granddaughter but she’s at the age she’d rather play than cook, so decorating cookies, playing scientist, and playing in “her plastic kitchen” is our cooking right now.
    It’s funny though, I bring some food over to my parents, now that they’re older and if there’s too many ingredients in it, my dad is hesitant to try it. If I can make something he’ll eat, he’ll tell me, “ wow, you can cook!”

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    1. Thank you for your fantastic comment!💜 A lot of my friends prefer watching video recipes and do not see any point in having cookbooks, but I still want my son to have one. We also play a lot in our ‘pretend kitchen’- I love it when he makes ‘coffee’ for us!

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      1. Not having cookbooks?!?! Now, that’s crazy talk. I am trying to weed my out but they each carry a story. I try to stay away from them at the library as I could just take home a few every time I am there just to look through them. It’s as if everyone has their own spin on a recipe. Cookbooks are the only book that I write in. You have to love little kids imagination when they serve us. Our granddaughter has started to give us a bill now with our food, so now she can use the cash register – ha. We always seem to get back more change than what we paid.

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