The Berenstain Bears’ Holiday Cookbook: Cub-Friendly Cooking With an Adult features forty recipes and is divided into six sections: Valentine’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Fall Festivities, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. At the beginning of each section, there is a page that includes a segment of a Berenstain Bears story relating to that specific holiday.
Although the cookbook has a Berenstain Bears theme, it is a minor theme; each of the right-facing pages consists entirely of a photograph of the prepared food or drink, and each of the left-facing pages features the recipe, along with some very small Berenstain Bears drawings. Customers who would enjoy this book are those wanting fun, easy cooking activities to do with their children. If customers are solely looking for a Berenstain Bears novelty item, they would be better off buying a Berenstain Bears stuffed animal or one of the Berenstain Bears’ classic storybooks.
At first glance, some of the snacks may not appear to be extremely scrumptious; however, upon looking closer, customers may see the positives of this cookbook: the snacks are relatively easy to prepare, and for the most part, they are healthy. The photographs in the cookbook are not the type that one would find on an idyllic Pinterest board, and instead are photographs of what the snacks would look like after the average person prepared them. Because of this, a child (with the help of a parent) can easily prepare food that resembles the book’s realistic photos.
The cookbook is definitely geared for children (with the help of an adult); adults would probably prefer a more complicated cookbook with different food selections. The recipes that looked the most exciting to prepare – and enjoyable to eat – were Pink Party Popcorn, Lovey-Dovey Banana Bread, Creepy Crawly Pasta Salad, Mama Bear’s Turkey and Veggie Soup, Grizzly Gran’s Famous Pumpkin Pie, and Colorful Christmas Poke Cake.
You can find The Berenstain Bears’ Holiday Cookbook here.