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2.0 out of 5 stars
does not deliver the concept, Sept. 28 2009
This book is very "eye-candish"; almost like a coffee-table book. It's very creatively done, in styling and in content. The photos do stand out. I was looking for a book to help me out with my 2.5 year old daughter who's a very picky eater. I found that the book had some problems in that direction.
It caters to the view of "if they don't know what it's made of, they'll eat it", [see 'the sneaky chef'], however it's so creatively done, one has to browse the book and read, read, read in order to decipher it. Which can be very time consuming. Ingredients list is in small italics type, preparation instructions are lengthy. Add to that funny recipe titles and a contents page with main sections only (for example: fruit, protein, beans)...
I tried some recipes but didn't have success (i.e. dishes were left on the table). I was surprised to see a recipe for chicken fingers ("twistin' chicken"), and shocked to find a peanut butter & jelly french toast. Yes! give the pickiest eater a PB sandwich, fry it, surely he'll eat that - and what a healthy choice! In short - save your money.