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Reviewed by Kristine Zimmerman for Readers' Favorite
Kids love superheroes! Even better, kids love being superheroes. Donna Glass has written a cookbook with that in mind. Be a Superhero in the Kitchen enlists kids in helping to make the food that they eat. She starts her book with a list of superhero cooking tips including the tip to make sure to ask for help when needed because teamwork is awesome. Each recipe is laid out simply on one page with ingredients and instructions. Many spreads include some superhero tips in speech bubbles that suggest ways to personalize the recipe. There are healthy kid-friendly main and side dishes as well as some yummy deserts and a punch recipe.
Be a Superhero in the Kitchen by Donna Glass is truly a cookbook written for kids. What kid would not want to try making Crime Fighter’s Cookie Fluff? The recipes are original and not overwhelming. Each recipe has minimal ingredients and simple directions. The recipes themselves, while including some healthy ingredients, will be things kids want to eat, especially because they will have a hand in making them. The illustrations by Alejandro Chamberlain are spot-on. They showcase a diverse group of families, and kids will love the fun superhero costumes! I especially loved the colander on the head. Parents are often looking for ways to get food into their picky eaters. Be a Superhero in the Kitchen will be a cookbook they will want to share with their kids. They may even want to dress up like superheroes themselves the next time they are in the kitchen.