After the rain, everything is muddy and wet outside, but that doesn’t stop Celia and Cedric from going outside and having some fun. They decide to create something for a snack shop. They end up with dirt balls. When Celia’s mom sees what they have created, she invites them inside to make some dirt balls they can really eat.
I had my test baker follow the recipe at the back of the book to create some of these dirt balls. They were very good. I did find them a little sweet however, but we did add the optional cranberries to the recipe. The recipe was easy to make – just dump all the ingredients into the bowl and mix, then form into balls and roll in coconut. We ended up with about 38 of them.
I like that the story is fun, yet helps the child to learn about friendships, working together, and problem solving. There is a “Nutrition Notes” page at the back of the book that explains why a certain ingredient has been added to the recipe.
Celia and Cedric: Eat Dirt Balls is a great book for young children and I would highly recommend it. I give it 5 stars out of 5.
Thank you to the authors for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thought are my own.
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