I like to cook early in the morning. No one’s around to distract me. Nobody’s telling me what ingredients to add or leave out. Time doesn’t exist. I measure, I pour, I beat, I blend. My mind is uncluttered.
And this morning was no exception. I knew that by noon it would be too hot to cook. Sweat already tickled the hairs on my neck, running down the insides of my arms as I whipped up my latest culinary masterpiece. The last time I’d tried
* “An appealing book with an authentic voice, particularly when discussing the upheaval and discomfort caused by divorce, as well as the effort and good will required to smooth the transition.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“Evie tells her story with a pinch of humor and a dash of vulnerability, sifting together the people in her life and blending them into a surprising new family . . . Sweet and savory.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Relationships are at the heart of this appealing, illustrated chapter book.” —Booklist
“Evie’s narration is emotionally perceptive without being sappy, and the emphasis on roles and relationships yields solid character development that serves to move the story forward. Each chapter is followed by a recipe, and the cooking frame adds organization and appeal to the story.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, RECOMMENDED