Monday, May 17, 2010

The Book Chook Cook Book

Are you in? After my post about eating our way to literacy, and the dummy cook book cover I made, Eva M from Eva's Book Addiction commented, "Great idea! And with a cool rhyming title like 'Book Chook Cook Book' I absolutely think you should get a cookbook published!" Thus a challenge was born. I have always been one for a challenge. And before I got cold feet, Tif from TifTalksBooks jumped in, full of enthusiasm, and even said she would help! How about you? Like to be a part of the Book Chook Cook Book?

Here is what I would love you to do: sometime in the next two weeks, send me one recipe that is quick and easy to make, so it gives you more time to spend reading, writing or creating. Let's try for some conformity and start with ingredients, then go on to method. Along with that recipe, I want your favourite quote about literacy or creativity, your name (can be just a christian name or screen name if you prefer), your blog name and url if you want me to link to you.

It would make life easier if you emailed the recipe and details requested above as an attachment in Word or Rtf, and put BookChook Cook Book in the subject line of your email. You can email me via the Contact Me tab up near my blog banner.

Tif had a great idea. She suggested the recipes be ones we use when we cook with our kids: "I was thinking it would be great to even include recipes that are fun to make with your kids ... ones with few ingredients and easy directions. I've got some great recipes I've collected through the years from very, very simple to those a little more complex that I've done with my kids!! This could be really fun and a big hit!!" Since not all of us have young kids, I thought I might make that a special section in the Book Chook Cook Book - Cooking with Kids. If you'd like to contribute to this section, email Tif : tiftalksbooks at gmail dot com

The book will be a digital one, a pdf a bit like Literacy Lava. Be aware that your submission may need to be edited by Tif or I due to the constraints of publishing.  

So, what do you say? Are you in? 

(Cartoon made by Book Chook at ToonDoo)


  1. I just posted myself!!! Yippee!!! I am so excited!!!! :)

  2. Hey, nifty - I'm in! I'll share a recipe soon.

  3. Regina Higgins18 May, 2010

    Sounds like fun! I'm in!

  4. Book Chook18 May, 2010

    Tif, I know exactly what you mean, but I have this vision of you folding yourself into an envelope, applying a stamp and slipping through the post box!

  5. Book Chook18 May, 2010

    That's great, Eva!

  6. Book Chook18 May, 2010

    Excellent, Regina!

  7. sally apokedak18 May, 2010

    i love it. I'm not much of a cook but I'm going to try to come up with a recipe for you. I want to be a part of this great Book Chook Cook Book

  8. sally apokedak18 May, 2010

    But I just thought...Are you allowing meat in the recipes?


  9. Book Chook18 May, 2010

    Yay, Sally! It's also a handy tongue twister if one should feel so inclined!

  10. Book Chook18 May, 2010

    I figure people can decide for themselves which ingredients to leave out, Sally, even though cooking a chook causes me a pang or two!

    Interesting article on your blog!

  11. Kelly aka Be A Fun Mum18 May, 2010

    Oh me! Count me in! Will email soon.

  12. Kelly aka Be A Fun Mum18 May, 2010

    Oh and The Book Chook Cook Book, BAHAHAHAHA. Love it! Try and say it three times!

  13. Book Chook18 May, 2010

    I twied alweady and now my tung is tangled!

  14. Book Chook18 May, 2010


  15. sally apokedak19 May, 2010

    you know, when you say Book Chook Cook Book several times it kind of sounds like a chicken bluck, blucking. if you put the right accent on the words, anyway.

  16. ktenkely19 May, 2010

    What a fun idea, I am in :) Now to think up a good recipe for the cook book!

  17. I'd love to participate! I know just the recipe I will send you--it's a traditional Jewish recipe which seems appropriate (after all, we like to call ourselves the People of the Book!) Maybe I should send chicken soup with rice like Maurice Sendak's book...

    Now I have to come up with a quote...


  18. Book Chook19 May, 2010

    I speak fluent Chicken, Sally, so i am pretty sure my accent is right on the beak!

  19. Book Chook19 May, 2010

    That's great Kelly T!

  20. Book Chook19 May, 2010

    Margo T, so glad you will join us and welcome to the Kidlitosphere!

    There are so many great literacy quotes in quote collections online - or it may just be something your great-grandma used to say. Whatever takes your fancy!


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