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Finger Food For Babies And Toddlers: Delicious nutritious food for little hands to hold [Hardcover]

Jennie Maizels
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26 Jun 2003
Faced with a perpetual mealtime battle with her baby Millie, Jennie Maizels discovered it wasn't that Millie did not want to eat, she just didn't want to be spoon-fed by anyone else. Faced with this independence, Jennie Maizels was forced to dream up ideas for foods that Millie could hold, like a mini pizza or a rice ball, until she was able to feed herself, and life became simple again. But all babies go through a stage when finger foods are the best way to feed them. Jenny Maizels has come up with a beautifully illustrated cookbook packed with finger-food recipe ideas using a wide range of healthy ingredients, cooked and uncooked, hot and cold, savoury and sweet.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (26 Jun 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091889510
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091889517
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 15.2 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jennie's personal website is: www.jenniemaizels.com

Jennie was born in London in 1970. Her Mother and Father met at Chelsea School of Art and are both artists. They now run the art magazine 'Raw Vision'. Jennie went to Central St. Martins School of Art to study Illustration. where her graduation show included a life-sized replica of Alice in Wonderland's Tea Party, made out of Paper Mache!

Jennie's first commission was to design and make the window displays of Harvey Nichols department store as part of London fashion week. She produced a number of nationwide window displays for The Body Shop and Dillons Bookstores. Jennie has always enjoyed working in 3-D, so pop-up books were a natural transition.

After leaving college she had the wonderful fortune of being introduced to Kate Petty. Kate was a truly fabulous and very talented children's book writer.

Jennie and Kate became inseparable, working on eight books together over Sixteen years. The books they have produced have sold over a million copies worldwide.

"The Great Grammar Book" was nominated for Children's Book of the Year 1999 and "The Global Garden" was winner of the Aventis Prize 2006. Very sadly, Kate died on May 22nd 2007. Jennie misses her very much, but is continuing to work on pop books; Jennie has since worked with Kate's son Will Petty on 'My Pop Up Body Book' which has just been published.

In 2009, Jennie started up 'Clothes Plasters'; beautiful, embroidered iron-on patches. A very successful little product, selling in John lewis, Liberty and hundreds more shops in the UK and abroad.

Jennie's favourite things are; collecting old shop letters, cooking very tall cakes, sketching on holidays, eating mangos and spying on her little girls when they're dancing in their bedrooms!

Jennie lives in Hampshire with her husband and two children (and Dotty the dog)

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"a mouthwatering collection of recipes" (Junior)

"Written by Jennie Maizels, it has excellent ideas and recipes for food that can be eaten by hand, from savoury snacks and sweet treats to proper meals. Maizel's emphasis is on nutrition as well as enjoyment and she also gives clear guidelines for what foods are suitable for children of different ages" (Daily Telegraph)

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Delicious, nutritious finger food for babies and toddlers

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149 of 154 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finger Foods for Babies and Toddlers 12 Sep 2003
By A Customer
An excellent guide for anyone feeding a child old enough to have sense of independence, but young enough to have difficulty with the etiquette of cutlery! The basic information sections should help compile a storecupboard of easily obtainable and useful fallback ingredients, and the recipes are easy to follow, and often quick to make. The results have the approval of my 20 month old child!! The aim is to provide good, nutritious and non-faddy meals which are easily (and not too messily) eaten without use of cutlery - although we have progressed, helped by the dips section of this book, to more use of a spoon, via vbegatble and fruit finger and mini pittas. The author wanted to make mealtimes fun and enjoyable, instead of a battleground, and I think succeeds. Particular highpoints - mini muffins (as popular with grown up family as small people), fishcakes and homemade ketchup and guacamole. My only criticism, if I had to make one, is that the use of cartoon style drawings may be more attractive to the children eating the food than adults preparing it, and I would have like to see proper pictures of the intended end results - but frankly, this is being picky in the extreme with a book I have been very well pleased with and have made much use of! I would happily recommend this to any parent who likes to know what goes into their child's food, and wants to be confident that the food will literally go down well, but doesn't want to spend hours scouring shops for exotic and hard to find ingredients, or hours preparing and cooking meals. The guidance on storage and freezing is exceptionally clear and concise, and the nutritional information extends to a short specific note on every dish included, as well as general comment. A small but invaluable guide!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really useful little book 8 Jun 2005
Great little book, good and not to difficult recipes that are often quite quick, and ideal for a little person very keen on independence just like my little one.
Helpful info on freezability, easy to adapt, if you wish to, with a realistic philosophy aiming for stress-less mealtimes.
I would recommend this book (and have done so) to all my friends.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Alleluia! A book that aims to have babies and toddlers eating 'grown-up' food. In today's culture of kiddy menus, and food marketed purely at children, we need a lot more of this kind of book. And the recipes are lovely. The healthy banana cakes get rave reviews all around, even when made by me!
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
My 20 month old son is very choosy about what he eats, but loves savoury and sweet biscuits and snacks (much to my horror). As well as the huge selection of recipes in this book, there are also recipes for biscuits, snacks and treats so at least I know he's not eating processed junk. Each recipe gives details of the 'nutritional value' in plain English. I'm writing this review today as I'm in Amazon to order a copy for a girlfriend having similar eating problems with her 13 month old girl.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT BOOK 27 Jan 2006
By A Customer
Highly recommended. This book contains great recipes which my son has really enjoyed and are quick and easy to cook using everyday food. Nutritional value of foods are broken down for each recipe which is really useful for any mother worried about what they are giving their little ones. I must have buy!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not much use for babies 16 Dec 2008
I have an 8 month old who has decided she would much rather feed herself than be fed, so i turned to this book to get ideas on finger food so she would at least be getting some variety. Unfortunately, I found it aimed far more at toddlers than babies with the only reference to babies being 'first finger foods' of the rather obvious fruit and veg. Even for the toddlers, I found that many of the recipes involved creating a patty of some sort and then frying it, a method of cooking I tend to avoid.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best cookery book a mum can buy 16 Aug 2005
This book has changed meal times with my toddler for the better. We had got to the point where he would only eat plain boiled noodles, and I was getting worried, then I bought this book, and now he and I are both much happier. We are vegetarian, and all the recipes in here are either veggie or Jenny offers a way to make them veggie, which is fantastic. The first cook book I have ever bought where I actually want to try all the recipes. I have bought one for all the mums I know, and I can't recommend it enough. Great for veggies and non veggies, from as soon as your little one can hold a rusk until they leave home. Just brilliant.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars good book but i dont think it's great for babies 19 July 2009
I purchased this book because my daughter at 7 months old decided she didn't want to be spoon fed so i started to let her feed herself. I wanted a book that didn't have "puree" recipes and things I could cook that my daughter could hold and feed herself. However, I don't think this book has many suitable recipes for babies. I have made maybe one or two of the recipes from this book for my daughter. I felt it was more suitable for children 3-4 years plus.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
While there is some good information I didn't find the book contained enough recipes and ideas for meal times
Published 23 days ago by Niamh
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Ms. E. Lockwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic nutritious recipes
Really like this little book.I bought it when my little boy was making the transition from soft food to food that he had to chew. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dearbhla O'Farrell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Baby led weaning
Great book to give inspiration for BLW. Really like the extra information about how long each dish will last in the fridge or freezer!!
Published 3 months ago by bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab for weaning ideas
Just what I wanted. Has simple ideas for weaning, and includes things people will naturally find in their kitchen or corner shop without silly ingredients
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. S. R. Hines
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book well written and very broad when it comes to topic. I really like it!
Published 3 months ago by Emilia Koprowska
5.0 out of 5 stars Borrowed at library then bought my own
Borrowed at library then bought my own as I loved it. Such a good book. Not too much either, so it doesn't overwhelm. Read more
Published 3 months ago by A. B. Mabbett
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
defiantly my favourite recipe book it is bill my little one when though a faze where he would nt let any one feed him he had to do it by him self the recipes in this book are... Read more
Published 14 months ago by sjm
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book
Great book for veggie options. Easy to prepare food and lots of ideas .I would recommend it to a friend
Published 15 months ago by lesley
3.0 out of 5 stars It's just okay
I bought this book to get inspiration/ideas on what finger foods to feed my 10 month old. This book is more suited to babies that are just starting, giving you all the basic... Read more
Published 15 months ago by mandalittle
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