A whimsical read-aloud of delicious answers to ridiculous questions about what can - and cannot - be done in the kitchen!
Food critic and author Joshua David Stein tackles the world of cookery with his signature quirk and charm. From the practical "Can I fry a scoop of gelato?" to the playful "Do frozen peas grow on frozen trees?", each vignette features an engaging question and a satisfying reveal, all revolving around the preparation of food.
The simple yet sophisticated hand-drawings by Julia Rothman provide authenticity and a balance of seriousness to the silliness at hand. Incorporating humor, word play, logic and illogic, foreign foods, and even some cookbook vocabulary, this read-aloud book offers children facts to share and maybe even the impetus to get involved in the kitchen!
Author: Joshua David Stein
Artist: Julia Rothman
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: 6th Oct 2017
Product Dimensions: 224 x 297 x 11mm
"With colorful illustrations, the book tackles oddball cooking questions... Ensuring its place on many a holiday gift guide for the precocious young foodie set."―Eater
"Inspire a passion for cooking with food writer Joshua David Stein. Take you little one through the series of practical and playful Q&As on food preparation... and have a giggle at Julia Rothman's amusing hand-drawn illustrations."―Little London
"A refreshing addition to the children's cooking category... Playfully worded... Achieves a balance between silly and serious."―Early Years Childcare Magazine
"This whimsical read tackles silly kitchen questions and culinary conundrums. Covering everything from ingredients to cooking techniques, What's Cooking? is a unique children's book for the budding foodie in your life... Full of interesting word play by author and food critic Joshua David Stein, and vibrant illustrations from Julia Rothman... A unique piece of literature that will keep little ones interested."―Cooking Light Online
"Stein and Rothman's books are humorous, thoughtful, colorful, and – most importantly – make food fun. Bon appétit!" ―Let's Talk Picture Books
"This tongue-in-cheek book plays around with different concepts and word play surrounding food. It is fun to read and the design is outstanding." ―Book Nerd Mommy
"[A] delicious book... A really fun way to look at meals and food."―Kiss the Book
About the Author
Joshua David Stein frequently contributes to New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, and Eater as a food critic, and film and culture columnist. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons. He documents his misadventures in 140-characters-or-fewer on Twitter at @fakejoshstein.
Julia Rothman creates illustrations and pattern designs for newspapers, magazines, home goods, political campaigns, museums, and subway posters. She is part of the award-winning three-person design studio ALSO, runs the blog Book By Its Cover, and launched Women Who Draw, a directory of female illustrators. Julia lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.