For kids who cook in a play kitchen or a real kitchen, this interactive recipe book invites readers to chop the vegetables, mash the avocado, warm the tortillas, and more - all inside the book!
Step one: Cut the chicken into cubes and toss it in a bowl with the spices.
Step two: Warm oil on a skillet on the stove, then add the chicken.
Step three: While the chicken cooks, chop the scallions, slice the radishes, shred the cabbage, mince the cilantro.
Simple yet accurate recipe text takes readers through the steps of cooking tacos, while the interactive novelty features such as pull tabs, sliders, wheels, and pop-out pieces invite them to participate in the process. Perfect for kids who love to help in the kitchen, or any child who prefers to "do it myself." This is the third title in the COOK IN A BOOK series.
Lotta Nieminen is an illustrator, graphic designer, and art director from Helsinki, Finland, now running her own New York-based studio. In 2014, she was nominated for Forbes magazine's annual 30 Under 30 list. In 2010, she received the Art Directors Club Young Guns award. Her client list includes Google, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair, among many others.
"Before you set foot in the kitchen with your little one, why not have a practice run..." —Gurgle
"Yummy eats for toque-wearing toddlers to dish up."—Kirkus
"Even babies can delight in the world of cooking through this interactive book that's all about making tacos. Tabs and flaps encourage little hands to explore cutting up the chicken, pouring oil in the skillet, and then chopping and slicing veggies, too!"—KinderCare
"In terms of interactivity, it's Pat the Bunny x 10... I am in love with these books. They are the EZ-Bake oven of board books. And best of all, there's no mess."—Mrs. Little blog
"[A] fun (and yummy) series."—Publishers Weekly ShelfTalker blog
"Following a real recipe, it provides hands-on, step-by-step instructions for "cooking" tacos. Pull a tab to cook the chicken and another to slice the vegetables ? there's even a (safe) pop out cardboard knife for chopping."—Dundee Courier
"File this one under the category of 'why hasn't someone thought of this before?'... This is genius." —Dinner: A Love Story
"We absolutely love these interactive recipe books by Phaidon. In the past we have tried out their Pancakes! and also their Pizza! versions and Tacos! is up there with being just as fun... A really great read for younger kids you can also use the book to create your own tacos for dinner afterwards." —Global Mouse.com
"The book that's a cook! Imagine a cookbook that not only includes recipes, but invites you to be interactive with them too." —Right Start Magazine
"Kids who love to cook, in a play kitchen or a real kitchen, will devour this." —Atlanta Parent
"Let your little one make a meal without the mess with the ingenious interactive Cook in a Book series... All is vibrantly illustrated by Lotta Nieminen, and you can choose from Tacos!, Pancakes! and Pizza! (or why not all of them?)." —Gurgle
"It's visually compelling, simplified but... accurate."—Fatherly
"A great cooking primer that requires no flames... I love the fact that the book is billed as 'interactive'. We are so accustomed to that that term being technological it comes as bit of a shock to discover this means with tabs and flaps."—Families Hampshire North
"It's like letting a toddler cook, but without the mess."—The Strategist/New York Magazine Online
"We would enjoy tacos any day of the year - which is why we love Phaidon's super cute Cook in a Book series. These interactive board books feature fun sliders and tabs to teach children how to make some delicious dishes, whether it's spreading the sauce on a pizza or whisking eggs for pancakes."—Bookstrust.org.uk