Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tip #25 Recipes that go with the story

This tip is yummy! It’s brought to us courtesy of Christina Rodriguez. She says,
“Some of the Hispanic bilingual books I've illustrated include recipes of the ethnic food that is featured in the book. This is something that I'm taking further by making recipe cards for kids to download from my site when it relaunches in the future.”

Thanks Christina. You can read more about Chrisitna and see her great illustrations at her blog.

Check out what types of food the people or animals in your story eat. Find recipes that go along with this and try them out. You can also hop over to Laughing Zebra - Books for Children and check out our yummy carrot birthday cake recipes.

See you Friday with some things that make me happy.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Joy! This wasn't in any of my books, but I posted a great recipe for Mexican Horchata on my blog last Cinco de Mayo:


Joy said...

You are most welcome Christina. I checked out the Horchata drink. Looks yummy. I'll have to try it sometime.

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Helen Ginger said...

I've seen books that include recipes in the back of the book and I've seen authors create whole cookbooks of recipes from their characters. Some writers do smaller cookbooks they can give out at signings.


Sharon said...

One of our favorite things about Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series was the recipes. Even though they weren't exact, they were detailed enough to let our imaginations run away. Great tip.