This cookbook has a copyright of 2007. I bought this from Amazon.com last summer for about $10. I have never cooked from this before.
Once Mr. L and I saw the movie Ratatouille I knew if there was a cookbook I had to have it. A quick check at Amazon led me to this book (it also led us to Ratatouille phone charms, a Music CD, a six inch Remy action figure that talks and various Ratatouille mini figurines). Yes, it was a kids cookbook, but who cared, I
needed wanted everything Ratatouille. Since I had just started this blog and my cooking adventure the whole "anyone can cook" really resonated with me.
This is a very slim book (only 27 recipes) that kids would still need adult assistance to cook from. Recipes range from something simple to make (Gusteau's Grilled Cheese) to something that may take a bit of work (a Chocolate Bouchons recipe from Thomas Keller). There are full photos with each recipe and even some cute things that are more "made" than cooked (Chocolate Rats).
I'd definitely give this book to a child that loved the movie and maybe has an interest in cooking. I don't think this book would entice a child who really didn't want to be in the kitchen. There are actually several recipes in this book that look like they would be fun to try (and actually taste good as opposed to some of the off the wall kids recipes I've seen in other kids cooking books).