Lotta Nieminen is an illustrator, graphic designer, and art director from Helsinki, Finland, now running her own New York-based studio. In 2014, she was nominated for Forbes magazine's annual 30 Under 30 list. In 2010, she received the Art Directors Club Young Guns award. Her client list includes Google, New York Times, and Vanity Fair, among many others.
"We would enjoy tacos any day of the year - which is why we love Phaidon's super cute Cook in a Book series. These interactive board books feature fun sliders and tabs to teach children how to make some delicious dishes, whether it's spreading the sauce on a pizza or whisking eggs for pancakes."-Bookstrust.org.uk"The Julia Child of the Cookie Monster set sallies into the kitchen afresh... [The] recipe is... perfectly liable to produce the intended result: "Delicious!" Say the words: "Warm... Chocolate chip... Cookie." Oh, heaven."-Kirkus Reviews"The satisfying tactile experience mimics the real process of baking cookies - which readers are likely to crave after reading."-Publishers Weekly"Hooray! Hooray! Every day is a cookie day! Our second Picture Book of the Week means it's time to get baking! By jingo, this one has been hotly anticipated at ReadItDaddy Towers, with C more or less asking for it on a daily basis as soon as we knew of its existence.. Cookies! An Interactive Recipe Book that once again shows Phaidon and Lotta really know what they're doing when it comes to serving up a tasty slice of board book heaven. If you're new to the series, please do use the search above and search for "Cook in a Book" - so you can see all the other titles. This one is also brilliant, showing that a fun book can easily compete with a throwaway app on a smartphone when it comes to providing a great little slice of information in the form of a recipe for cookies, along with play opportunities stemming from interacting with the clever cut-out and flap-lifting elements in the book itself... Another wonderfully inventive addition to the series... Absolutely brilliant, entertaining and yes you could comfortably even use the recipe here to make real-life cookies! So what are you waiting for? Get playing, get reading then get baking! C's best bit: Just like the real thing, pulling a nice baked tray full of glorious chocolate chip cookies out of the oven. Daddy's favourite bit: What a brilliant series this is! A ton of engagement and interaction in a very cleverly designed little book that will show your kids just how easy it is to make a tasty treat. Lotta is a genius!"-ReadItDaddy"Encourage your little ones to mix, pour and sprinkle to their heart's content with Cookies!, an interactive recipe book that's filled with easy-to-follow instructions. This sturdy board book is ideal for little hands and should withstand plenty of kitchen experiments too."-Little London"One of those books that defy categories - is it a recipe book or is it a kids play book. Well kind of both actually... All the adults in the office loved it and the recipe does actually work as well. We loved watching the cracked eggs disappear into the bowl and the finished articles which can be popped out... Once children have mastered the ingredients and activities how about a supervised session with the real thing?"-Happy Families"It works brilliantly for my one-year-old, who loves all the flaps and the way you can move a sieve from side to side to sift flour and pull a tab to crack eggs... The boys [...] want the real deal. 'When we are we going to actually make the cookies' they cry... These books don't keep kids out of the kitchen; they lead them there, increasing their appetite for proper cooking. Deep down, I know this is a good thing, whatever the state of my kitchen floor afterwards."-Waitrose Weekend