Are you looking for a way to get your kids into the kitchen, turing out tasty projects? I know I was--and I went through about fifteen "kids" cookbooks at the local bookstore before I stumbled on this little gem. It was the only cookbook (other than The Everything Kid's Cookbooks) that would actually get a child into the kitchen. The projects are appealing on all levels--they are easy to assemble, they are too cute for words, and they have super easy to follow pictoral instructions.
It also has a good balance of entrees to deserts, unlike some of the family cookbooks I've reviewed. And with the desserts--like cookies--it takes one basic recipe and shows you about four different ways to use it--marvelous! It's also pantry friendly--no star fruit or rare ingredients you don't have laying around.
Now if you're looking for a kids cookbook to vary your family's fare, then keep in mind this is a slender picture-book sized volume--you won't find more than 22 projects in the whole book. For a good standard family cookbook, I recommmend Beyond Mac 'n' Cheese by MOPS.
But if you are looking to get your kids (12 and under) into the kitchen to spend some time together having fun at the counter, then don't hesitate to buy this little gem! It is my number one recommendation for children's cookbook, project-wise.
For the above twelve set, I recommend the Everything Kid's Cookbook because it is a little more geared towards meals and has crossword puzzles and fun foods that are meant to be played with. If you are looking for a cookbook with tons of recipes that will appeal to your family, be pantry friendly *and* save you money, check out "Cheap. Fast. Good."