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Hardcover Mud Pies and Other Recipes Book

ISBN: 1590173686

ISBN13: 9781590173688

Mud Pies and Other Recipes

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Whether you're entertaining garden sprites, feeding a regiment of toy soldiers, or simply whiling away a lazy afternoon, Mud Pies and Other Recipes is the only make-believe cookbook you'll ever need.... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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The sweetest, most darling book

Little girls and grown up ones will be delighted with this whimsical book. Where else can you learn how to make crabgrass gumbo, wood chip dip and a tree bark sandwhich? A must for everyone who wants to be transported to a magical, make-believe outdoor world.

Hours of fun!

I borrowed this book from the library for my eight year old daughter. She loved it! She went right to work collecting puddle water, pine needles, honeysuckle blossoms, etc. What a great way to involve a child in nature and expand their imagination at the same time. We will be purchasing our own copy of this little gem.

A Book Every Young Girl - And Boy - Should Have!

Mud Pies and Other Recipes is one of the most imaginative, enchanting, and FUN books that I have ever laid eyes on. All the magic of doll tea parties, forest outings, and mud pies is incorporated within the pages of this quaint little book.In a most serious manner, Ms. Winslow will teach your little girls how to easily and properly prepare delicious doll-sized appetizers, soups, salads & sandwiches, main dishes, pastries & desserts, and beverages, using ingredients found in your own backyard. There are even suggested menu plans included within the last few pages of the book! And the simple beauty of Erik Blegvad's charming ink drawings depicting girls - and boys - preparing the foods only adds to the overall effect this book will bring.Since my sister received this book several years ago, the memories that have revolved around its contents are numberless. Our mother and even my younger brother have joined us in the fun and togetherness that something as simple as mud and water can bring. I would recommend this to all mothers with young children, and highly suggest buying two copies if you wish for the book to remain bound together and clean for long. Perhaps if there were more books like this, fewer young adults would resort to their video game systems for entertainment rather than spend time out-of-doors.

An Imagination Booster

The day I recieved this book, I walked right into my daughter's room to read it to her. The fact that it is written with a very serious air made her laugh all the more. (I recommend a British accent.) I explained to her that this recipe book was very special because I always made very similar meals for my dolls as a child and had always felt they were my exclusive ideas. I could see her eyes glowing with the magic of it all and we planned a dolly picnic for the morning. When I went to wake her up the next day, I noticed several little bears sitting around teacups full of some indistinguishable slop. She said, "I took your advice and made them some special tea so they could sleep. I used water, crumpled paper and perfume. And Mama, they LOVED IT!" For parents who want to make their children's childhood as full of fantasy and dreams as possible, this book is a lovely imagination booster.

Still enchanting after 30 years

This was my favorite book while I was growing up. I would check this out from the Grand Prairie Public Library and head to the backyard with book in hand. Using pots and pans and cans and whatever I could scrounge, I would assemble the recipes, Sand Torte being a favorite. Although this was written for children, the magic still holds. Written in easy to read and imagination engaging language, this inspires the reader to try the recepies and to let their imagination soar. Delightful ink illustrations and witty writing makes this enjoyable reading into adulthood....a bonus, I found my new copy in the cookbook section of my local bookstore. A classic for the child in all of us.

For cooks with easy acess to sun, sand, dirt & play time.

A great book for all children! A mini masterpiece. "Mud Pies" features creative and easy to prepare backyard recipes for the littlest cooks. All natural ingredients such as flowers, dirt, sand, leaves and imagination are used in every wonderful dish. Menus include "Stuffed Seashells" and "Wood Chip Dip," "Mud Puddle Soup," "Dandelion Souffle," "Roast Rocks" and "Pine Needle Upside-Down Cake," even children who have every toy in the store will ask to turn off the TV so they can go outside and cook a gourmet meal for their dolls. This book was recently reprinted because so many parents remembered it from their own childhoods and wanted to share some muddy magic with the kids of the 90s! Absolutely timeless.
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