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Little Chef: Watcha Cooking?, by Suzanne Rothman | Dedicated Review

Review sponsored by Suzanne Rothman
The Children’s Book Review | February 9, 2016

Little ChefLittle Chef: Watcha Cooking?

Written by Suzanne Rothman

Age Range: 4+

Paperback: 38 pages

Publisher: Rothman Editions (2015)

ISBN-13: 978-0692533840

What to expect: Positive Thinking, Life-Lessons

Author Suzanne Rothman has crafted an interesting way to deliver the message of being positive no matter what happens through her main character, Little Chef. In this whimsical tale, Little Chef must learn to make the best of the ingredients that come his way each day.

Little Chef lives in a giant picnic basket. Daily, it seems, he is handed something that would likely leave a bad taste in one’s mouth. Things like: “a triple decker peanut butter sandwich which had already been chewed” and “a giant meatball stuffed with fresh calamari.” When Little Chef faces these unsavory moments he must remember to “separate the sweet from the sour.” To do this he practices positive thinking by using his family’s mantra:

“…Savor the wild thyme.

Make the day sublime!”

With her artsy writing style, Rothman doesn’t shy away from being creative with language and challenging young readers and listeners with large or interesting words. A glossary of these words can be found in the end pages to explore and deepen the vocabulary of young readers. Language is also explored through the use of rhyme. Each page includes a simple color illustration to match the text.

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Little Chef: Watcha Cooking? is a story for young gastronomes. It would be best read aloud with a tower of chocolate chip cookies on hand, but you can hold the “cold mood milkshake.”

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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