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"Garfield's Guide to Lasagna: Cooking Nature's Perfect Food" by Rebecca E. Hirsch

A fun coobook for kids, guided by the laziest cat in the world and his favorite food: Lasagna!

As a fan of Garfield myself, it's a treat finding this adorable cookbook guided by the laziest cat in world. I'm not crazy obssessed about the orange cat, but it's a cartoon character I grew up with since childhood and stuck with him throughout the years. His dry, sarcastic humor makes it fun and I couldn't pass the opportunity to acquire this book because of it—a cookbook of all things. Author Rebecca E. Hirsch provided an easy, approachable recipe book for kids, that's basic enough to follow, and encourage them to cook Garfield's favorite food of all-time: lasagna. You know very well that lasagna is one of the most hearty, stomach-filling comfort food you can ever dine on that leaves you with a big smile on your face. Makes you wonder why Garfield loves it so much.

A cookbook that's less than fifty pages long, the book starts with a little history of lasagna, where it originated and the addition of tomatoes being added in the recipe. If you want to know, lasagna likely started in Britain but wasn't until later that the recipe was perfected in Italy. Reading that, you get an illustration of Garfield reading lasagna history to his best pal Pookie. The pages after that are instructions for kids encouraging them about kitchen safety and getting an adult to help them before cooking, and to clean up as well. Then comes the recipes which are as follows:

• Ooey-Gooey Lasagna
• Very Veggie Lasagna
• Berry Breakfast Lasagna
• Pizza Meets Lasagna
• Terrific Tex-Mex Lasagna
• Zoodle Lasagna
• Chocolate Lasagna
• Lasagna Roll-Ups

Side Dishes
• Sensational Green Salad
• Shake-And-Serve Italian Dressing
• Great Garlic Bread
• Yogurt Parfait

Not bad for a simple cookbook that kids will love! And yes, when I was a kid, I, too, despised dishes that included vegetables. Entering into a decade where health is of the utmost importance, there's no stressing enough about the key ingredients in veggies. Kids, if you're reading this, don't upset your parent(s)/guardian(s): Develop a taste for vegetables. Why? Less doctor visits is a reason, because when I was a child, being in the hospital scared and intimidated me a lot; Medicine and injections also made me uncomfortable (even today). With fruits and veggies, you can worry less about taking medicine and needles poking you. And that means you'll be able to go outside, play ball, climb trees, play freeze tag or ride on the swings without side effects!

Thr recipes are then followed by an introduction to Garfield, his profile, along with three sample comics he appears in, all of which are related to his love of lasagna. Index and Further Information wrap up the cookbook.

Given that this book was published and released in 2020 makes this a fresh title to pick up and read. Your child(ren) will love this book, and being able to have Garfield as their guide. Whether they're fans of Garfield or not, this book includes many of his posse which includes Odie, Jon, Arlene, and Nermal (other characters like Liz do not make an appearance).

Garfield fans, aspiring chefs and/or children alike, we highly recommend this book! You're going to develop a huge love for lasagna after owning this. Oh, and if you're really hungry, try eating lasagna sandwiched between two slices of pizza. Should you purchase and own this book, you'll understand why we made such suggestion.

Thank you to Hirsch, Garfield creator Jim Davis and to Lerner Books for this great title!





  • Garfield!
  • Easy to follow recipes for both kids and adults.
  • Features other characters from the Garfield comics throughout the book.
  • A great companion book to teach and encourage kids to cook.
  • Anyone tried Chocolate Lasagna?
  • None.
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Title Garfield's Guide to Lasagna Cooking Nature' Perfect Food
Author(s) Rebecca E. Hirsch
Description Cooking Nature's Perfect Food

Dive into this delicious exploration of a truly flawless food—LASAGNA!

Learn the art of cooking with step-by-step recipes for all types of lasagna, from a classic red sauce version to very veggie options, and even Tex-Mex, breakfast, and dessert lasagna!

Dedication --
ISBN 978-1-5415-8924-7
Book Dimensions Width: 8.5″ (8½″
Height: 11″
Depth: 0.13″ (1/8″)
Page Count 34
Contents History of Lasagna, Getting Started. Ooey-Gooey Lasagna, Very Veggie Lasagna, Berry Breakfast Lasagna, Pizza Meets Lasagna, Terrific Tex-Mex Lasagna, Zoodle Lasagna, Chocolate Lasagna, Lasagna Roll-Ups, Side Dishes, Meet Garfield, Glossary, Further Information, Index
Photo Acknowledgements Design elements: uiliaaa/Shutterstock.com; elvispupy/Getty Images; Big_Ryan/Getty Images; blueringmedia/Getty Images; LplusD/Getty Images; TopVectors/Getty Images; Guzaliia Filimonova/Getty Images; urfinguss/Getty Images; Anna_zabella/Getty Images; Octopus182/Getty Images; Liubov Khutter-Kukkonin/Getty Images; tashh1601/Getty Images.
Published April 7, 2020
Publisher Lerner Publications Company
An imprint of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc.
241 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401 USA
Copyright Copyright © 2020 Paws, Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. "GARFIELD" and the GARFIELD Characters are trademarks of PAWS, Incorporated.
Book Format Paperback, Library Binding, Kindle
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All rights reserved. International copyright secured. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form oir by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise—without the prior written permission of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc., except for the inclusion of brief quotations in an acknowledged review.

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Main body text set in Billy Infant regular.
Typeface provided by Sparky Type.

LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2019017252

Manufactured in the United States of America
Names: Hirsch, Rebecca E., author
Title: Garfield's guide to lasagna : cooking nature's perfect food / Rebecca E. Hirsch
Description: Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [2020] | Includes bibliographical references and index. | Audience: Ages 7-11 | Audience: K to Grade 3.
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LC Control Number 2019017252 (print) | 2019017559 (ebook) | ISBN 9781541583344 (eb pdf) | ISBN 9781541572706 (lb : alk. paper) | ISBN 9781541589247 (pb : alk. paper)
Subjects: LCSH: Cooking, Italian. | Cooking (Pasta) | LCGFT: Cookbooks.
LC Call Number TX809.M17 (ebook) | TX809.M17 H556 2020 (print)
DDC Call Number 641.5945—dc23


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