The Book I Bought for June: The Berenstain Bears’ Country Cookbook

A17JZFBpJxLSummer’s the perfect time to try cooking with your kids, and this new cookbook from The Berenstain Bears (Zonderkidz) could be your perfect companion.

Subtitled Cub-Friendly Cooking with an Adult, the Bears’ Country Cookbook is intended for parents and kids to use together.

Cooking with kids offers so many benefits! Learning life skills, practicing reading and math, adding vocabulary, and maybe the most important—having time together.

Plus some good eating too!

Kids will like paging through this book to choose a recipe. The book includes 40 recipes, each one illustrated with a full-page photo of the finished dish.


Opposite each photo, ingredients and easy-to-follow directions are clearly listed on colorful, well-designed pages.

Categories include Breakfast, Lunch, Main Dishes, and Desserts & Snacks. The divider pages include short introductions about the Bear family.

You’ll find recipes for favorite childhood foods like mini pizzas and mac and cheese as well as more modern dishes like lettuce wraps and white chicken chili. At the back are a mealtime grace, Sweet Facts About Honey, and two pages of Kitchen Measurements.

The last page features this verse: “So whether you eat of drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31), a good reminder to enjoy our ordinary family times cooking and eating together as one of God’s good gifts.


– Diane

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