A Day with a Chef
From the Set Reading Rocks!
Take a trip into a busy kitchen with a top chef. Find out what goes on behind the scenes in a busy restaurant...and how a chef's life is much more than just cooking!
- Let's Meet the Chef
- A Very Busy Day
- Making a Great Meal
- Find out More
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.4|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.5|
A noteworthy review of Reading Rocks! from Booklist on January 1, 2008
Young cooks will enjoy this profile of a chef at work; so will kids who like eating out and want to know what goes on behind the scenes. Part of the Reading Rocks! series aimed at reluctant readers, this title invites children to shadow Jason Banks, head chef at a busy California restaurant. In a chatty, sometimes overly exclamatory narrative, Klein talks about Jason’s training in cooking school, and then the hard, daily work of planning menus, ordering supplies, and managing the kitchen. Plentiful, well-captioned photos marry well to the text, and a glossary reinforces technical terms, such as sous chef. One chapter focuses on Jason’s preparation of a special meal, coq au vin, from the moment it is ordered to the finished dish’s presentation to the table. This book’s focus on one chef in one restaurant, and then on one dish, will grab readers’ interest, and spur them (with adult help) to make use of the concluding recipe for vanilla cupcakes. A brief further-reading list concludes.
A noteworthy review of Reading Rocks! from School Library Journal on January 1, 2008
The first book includes a fascinating history of the dance, a section on training and performing, and a chapter about several famous ballerinas. Doctor follows Saida Hamdani, a California pediatrician, through her routine. The book includes biographical material and statements about what the physician looks for when she examines a patient. Photography and Chef are the strongest titles. Both provide a ringside view of real people performing their jobs and introduce several types of professionals. All four books have lively texts, sidebars, and attractive full-color photographs. Purchase where career books are in demand.