“Can we lick the spoon now?” by Carol Goess

11 Sep

This is a great little book to introduce children to cooking. The children are looking for something to do so with some help they make a cake…

I love the text in this book. There’s lots of very descriptive language used throughout and a very simple story line. You could do some great actions whilst reading this book and really get the children involved.

“In goes the butter. Beat, beat, beat.

In goes the sugar. Whip, whip, whip …”

I’m not sure about the ending of the book (a very sneaky four legged friend eats the cake – I was a bit disappointed about that) but the story throughout makes up for that and it comes with a delicious chocolate cake recipe!

You can’t beat that!

This story would be great for the 2-5 year old age group.



3 Responses to ““Can we lick the spoon now?” by Carol Goess”

  1. Felicity September 14, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    Great book.
    My niece loves it.
    It is actually a suggested reading book at http://www.littlebigbookclub.com.au, this month. Celebrating food glorious food. Extension activities are also provided.

    • cookwithkids September 14, 2011 at 6:46 am #

      Thanks for sharing the link… I will check it out!


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