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Too Many Cooks
Beat the egg whites into froth. Will too many cooks spoil the broth? Find out in this delightful picture book starring Remy, Emile, and the rest of the stars of Disney/Pixar's next blockbuster, Ratatouille. As the adorable rats join the cooking party one by one, the kitchen grown more and more chaotic. Will Remy and his friends be able to please Ego, the toughtest food c ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 15th 2007 by Disney Press
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An adaptation of the Ratatouille movie. This book has great illustrations reminiscent of the movie, but like all tie-ins wouldn't make all that much sense, nor be all that interesting to children who were not familiar with the movie. Although, since my son and I have seen 'the rat movie' as he calls it, he enjoyed it. And, actually, it is one of the best of these adaptations I've seen. So, really, this should be a 3.5
Very cute illustrations and a fun, few words per page, look at the Ratatouille story (I've not seen the movie, but I think it's only loosely based on it). For my little chef, I think this will be better than the movie storybook. There's food, numbers, French words (yikes!) and rats- I think he'll like it.
I picked this up at the super market of all places, it was in a bargain book bin. We loved the illustrations and I liked the French cooking terms sprinkled throughout. It is a very simple counting book with a nice rhyme winding through it.
Margaret McNamara is the Christopher Award–winning author of more than two dozen books for young readers, including the Robin Hill School series. The Fairy Bell Sisters series is inspired not only by her love of the classic sisterhood novel Little Women but by her own experiences growing up with older sisters (and a baby brother). Margaret and her family live in New York City, but they spend part ...moreMore about Margaret McNamara...