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Review of “Bliss” by Kathryn Littlewood

Bliss” by Kathryn Littlewood.

Ages 8-12. $16.99.

Do you like to cook or bake? If you answered “no,” how about this question: Do you like to eat?

Okay, now that we’ve gotten everyone to say “yes,” let’s talk about this delicious and exciting book.

Rosemary Bliss’s family has a very special cookbook. It’s bound in leather, has a key in the shape of a spatula and contains recipes for such magical treats as Stone Sleep Snickerdoodles and Singing Gingersnaps. And the treats really are magical, Rosemary’s mother can cure sick children with cakes, and Rosemary wonders if she too can be a magical chef.

When Rosemary’s parents go out of town, Rosemary, her brother and sister have to promise not to use the magical cookbook. But then a long-lost aunt shows up — on a motorcycle and wearing purple sequins — and insists that they whip up some favorite dishes. Really, how much trouble could the kids get in?

About 374 pages worth!

— Tracy Grant

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