Florentine and Pig by Eva Katzler

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Meet Florentine and Pig and get ready to explore a world of friendship, play, and food. Florentine is a little girl who loves keeping busy making crafts, inventing games, and coming up with delicious snacks. So when she and Pig plan a picnic, it’s bound to be fun—unless, of course, one very special ingredient is stuck at the top of a tree…

Each book in this exciting new picture book series will feature recipes, a craft, or an activity, encouraging families to read, play, learn, and create together.


About Eva Katzler

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EVA KATZLER became aware that kids had forgotten-or had never known-the simple joys of getting a little messy with their hands when she worked in a summer camp. She came up with Florentine and Pig as a way of encouraging children (and their grownups) to rediscover the happiness that comes of cooking, eating, and making things together.JESS MIKHAIL's designs are created on her colorful sofa in her studio, which is located in an old custard factory in Birmingham. www.jess.mikhail.com
Published June 5, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Even more problematically, though most of the directions are clear enough for young novices to follow (with adult help suggested for some steps), the cheese-and–pumpkin-seed mixture is supposed to be cooked in “paper cups” for half an hour (cupcake liners are depicted, but young cooks who don't k...

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True, it’s not the most gripping narrative, but Katzler and Mikhail’s real interest is in the cooking and baking of the picnic food itself, which consumes the second half of the book.

Apr 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Florentine and Pig

City Book Review

She has not only created a wonderful story for little ones, but has included kid-friendly recipes for all the picnic food and a decorative craft as well, so the picnic will look as lovely as the food.

Aug 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Florentine and Pig

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Florentine and Pig successfully creates a story that children will want to replicate, and it can easily be done with the help of parents and the recipes included in the book.

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