Marjorie Winslow has lived in Arizona, California, Indiana, New York and Massachusetts and has found an abundance of doll food everywhere. She is now too old to play with dolls but hopes you aren't. Erik Blegvad is the distinguished illustrator of more than a hundred books for children. Some of his published credits include Kitty and Mr. Kipling: Neighbors in Vermont; The Young Hans Christian Andersen; Anna Banana and Me; and Hurry, Hurry, Mary Dear. He divides his time between London and Vermont.
Designed for five-year-olds this will, I suspect, appeal to the little girl within us all. Not a cookbook as such but a charming beautifully illustrated handbook for doll's tea-parties and fairy picnics. A great stocking filler. Make sure you wrap it in pink tissue. Bookseller "Mud Pies" delights because, like the very best children's books, it gives young folks their due. Winslow's recipes appeal to the considerable wit, sophistication and imaginary prowess of many young children. Unlike the oft-tiresome 21st-century whimsy of, say, Pixar films, it also does so without winking insisently at parents... Winslow's book is a gem. If the humour and brio of "Mud Pies" feels somewhat dated, well, that only shows what a shame it is that such offerings are now so few and far between. Economist Charming. Daily Telegraph Any child who has access to a garden or a seashore, will still find hours of amusement among the pages of this cleverly thought out culinary extravaganza. Carousel