Sunday, October 9, 2011

Holy Guacamole! And Other Scrumptious Snacks.

Holy Guacamole! And Other Scrumptious Snacks. Holy Guacamole! And Other Scrumptious Snacks Nick Fouchald & Rick Peterson Picture Window Books 5115 Excelsior Blvd., Suite 232, Minneapolis, MN 55416 9781404839953, $18.95 1-877-371-1536 Part of the thoroughly kid-friendly 'Kids Dish' series ofcookbooks for children from Picture Window Books, "Holy Guacamole!And Other Scrumptious Snacks" is a picturebook style compilation ofdo-it-yourself recipes for children ages 6 to 8 and in grades 1 to3.compiled by Nick Fouchald and illustrated by Rick Peterson. Therecipes are organized into three sections: Easy; Intermediate; andAdvanced. They range from Pineapple Popsicles; Quick Energy Trail Mix;and Mini Pepperoni Pizzas; to Chili Cheese Popcorn; Yogurt Fruit Kabobs;and Gooey Granola Bars. Featuring 'Notes to Kids and Parents','MyPyramid', Special Tips and Glossary, Conversion Chart, andKitchen Tools information, "Holy Guacamole! And Other ScrumptiousSnacks" is an excellent resource for teaching children kitchensafety, nutrition, and the joy of cooking. Of special note is theFactHouse website relating to the topics covered along with the recipes.Also very highly recommended for family and community library cookbookcollections for children are the other titles in this outstanding'Kids Dish' series: "Chocolate Chill-Out Cake And OtherYummy Desserts (9781404839977); "Indoor S'mores And OtherTasty Treats For Special Occasions" (9781404840003); "Keep OnRollin' Meatballs And Other Delicious Dinners" (9781404839984,$18.95); "Puffy Popovers And Other Get-Out-Of-Bed Breakfasts"(9781404839960); and "Walk-Around Tacos And Other LikeableLunches" (9781404839991). Although each of these highly prizedtitles are available individually (List $25.26 / Library $18.95),homeschoolers, elementary schools, and community libraries would be welladvised to acquire the entire series (9781404843653, List $151.56 /Library $113.70).

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