Tuesday, July 23, 2013

fun at the end of the rainbow

Thanks to Bread and Butter Publishing for giving me a chance to review this book! My opinions are my own, and I was not paid for this opportunity. 

About End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad
End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad, written by Eluka Moore, Larry Puzniak and Marianne Welsh and illustrated by Kristen Gau, is the first book in a series for toddlers and preschoolers from Kitchen Club Kids. This series of recipe adventure stories uses cooking and rhymes to educate kids about food exploration and recipe sharing, as well as numbers and colors, in an entertaining way. 

I love the illustrations, but I was actually surprised at how much the kids flipped out over this book. It's an instant favorite! I didn't even tell them it came in the mail, which would have elevated their adoration to another stratosphere. Mail is big around here. 

Charlie calls it her "pickle book" because of this little pickle who appears on every page dressed in a different hat or costume. Brilliant illustrating! Books that have a recurring character the kids can look for on every page keeps them engaged and makes reading fun. Both the girls learned something new; growing up in Boston and eating mostly local food means Vivi has yet to see a papaya.

A week into reading it, Charlie still carries it downstairs in the morning to the couch for me to read to her. I can give no better review for a book than that.

My absolute favorite part in getting to know one of the authors, Eluka Moore, is that I learned Kitchen Club Kids has a Pinterest board to which they pin great kids recipes. As you know, finding recipes the whole family will love is one of my passions. If you're interested in learning more, check out Kitchen Club Kids. Also stay tuned for a chance to win your own copy of this book later this week on my blog!

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