> The Things You Can Read: Review: Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly by Carolyn Parkhurst, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Review: Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly by Carolyn Parkhurst, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)

What made me pick this one off the library shelf?  I loved the title and the cover.  One of the reasons for this was that Elliebelly has red hair, and so do my two girls.  We are always drawn to characters with hair the color of theirs...even in movie picks, Brave is one of their favorites, so what can I say,  WE do judge books by their covers or characters by their hair color.  However, before checking it out, I flipped through the pages and based on my quick perusal felt it had just the right amount of text for a three year old.  So in the library basket it went.

It was not my daughter's first choice to read once we got home, but it eventually made its way to the top of the pile, and what fun we had reading this one.  Think kids version of a pretend cooking show where things never seem to turn out right, or do they?  The co-hostess Elliebelly, just does not cooperate, and mom seems to interrupt at inopportune times too, but Henry is the consummate host and rolls with the punches, taking everything in stride.  He never forgets the most important ingredient of all:  Have Fun!  Henry has a wonderful imagination. and wait till you see what these two kids have cooked up for their show.  Recipes to make kids of all ages giggle fill the pages of this cooking show on paper, think Oscar the Grouch and his chicken soup skit on Sesame Street. 

So, if you are looking for a fun read that is guaranteed to make you laugh pick up a copy of Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly. If you are still unsure if this one's for you, read below for a recipe to whet your reading appetite for this wonderful picture book by Carolyn Parkhurst, and don't forget,  Bon Appétit! 

Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly Book Trailer 
Library Point Review

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