I downloaded this one for free because my youngest granddaughter dreams of being a chef or baker. She's eight, and this is the first time she read it on her own. The nine-year-old followed suit and read it in one sitting as well. That surprised me because she's not into cooking, but the book held both of them from beginning to end in the same day. The illustrations are colorful and cute, adding to the words which are also plentiful.
I know we've read it in the past but this is the first time they both read it cover to cover by themselves. I had to read it again to figure out why they liked it so much. It's a good little story about a son proving himself to his dad.
Since we baked this weekend, plus, cooked and baked together the last time we visited, it seems like they're into a trend. I had fun showing them my great-grandmother's (Nanny's) cookbook and they made sure they told their mom about it. Nanny lives on through my grands. :)
Love it that traditions are going full circle in more ways than one.
A young dragon named Alphonse accepts a cooking challenge from his father, but will this family of carnivorous beasts be impressed by his gourmet cuisine?
Tortellini is a 40-page, 2,500 word color illustrated children's book. (Because of the fixed-layout format, Amazon incorrectly lists it as being only one page.) The text of the e-book version has been very slightly modified from the print edition, for formatting purposes.
I received a free kindle copy of Tortellini by Lauren Orbison, Theo Solorio (Illustrator) in exchange for a fair review.
While the story line was cute, there were words that seemed out of sync with the recommended ages of three to twelve, i.e. bolognese sauce.
This is about a vegetarian dragon named Alphonse who is challenged by his father to prepare a meal for the entire family. He searches his recipes & his memory to find something that they all would like.
The illustrations are well done. Because it did capture his attention when I read it to my favorite little boy, I gave it almost four stars.
This was an adorable book! I was gifted a copy from the author and thank you so much for even signing it! I love Alphonse and his want to better himself. I would highly recommend this book, I think it would be a great little thing to read to children who you want to get into cooking (maybe not make the same meal though, after all dragons and humans have different tastes!)
Adorable, wonderful little children's book. It made me laugh and smile. It's a cute book to read to children if they're interested in cooking and dragons. It might even get kids wanting to try and cook for their family. Loved it - had to give it 5 stars.