Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction
Making Minestrone

Making Minestrone

Fall 2000 Non-Fiction
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Stella Blackstone
Illustrator: Nan Brooks
ISBN: 1-84148-211-0
Hardcover Price: $15.99
This gentle book softly celebrates teamwork, cultural diversity, the pleasures of the garden and the comfort of the kitchen. Written in rhyme (which you will find yourself reciting, even when there are no children in hearing distance) the text traces the adventure of, well, making minestrone, from the planning stages, to the harvesting of ingredients, to the preparation in the kitchen. A simple-to-follow recipe for minestrone allows readers to have their own minestrone adventures.
Nancy Berkoff, RD, EdD   ©2000 Parents' Choice

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