This is really an amazing book for those of us with kids. If your child already likes to cook, this book is a slam dunk. It has excellent recipes, easy to follow directions, really attractive photography. If your child has not yet shown an interest in spending time in the kitchen with you -- this book will whet their appetitive. (Pardon the Pun lol). It gives a how-to instructional for all someone should know to head toward the kitchen, and then the recipes are fun and easy to follow.