My First Cook Book: Bake, Make and Learn to Cook

By David Atherton

Illustrated by Rachel Stubbs

Get inspired and get cooking with this first collection of fun recipes to make together by the 2019 winner of The Great British Bake Off.

From speedy suppers to delicious bakes, this classic collection contains a wealth of imaginative recipes that will inspire readers to tie their aprons and get going on their first food adventure! Packed with beautifully warm illustrations, fun and healthy recipes and easy-to-follow steps to help readers master basic cookery techniques and get inspired about food, this first cook book is an essential introduction to cookery that will be treasured by generations to come.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406397239
  • Published: 20 Aug 2020
  • Price: £14.99
  • Size: 316 x 253 mm
  • Pages: 88

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Customer reviews


'David Atherton was interviewed by Pink News to talk all about My First Cook Book and how important having representation in the illustrations in the book were to him.' Pink News

'My First Cook Book is a beautifully illustrated set of recipes that should be in every family kitchen.' Daily Express

'Featured in a syndicated interview with David Atherton in a number of regional publications.' Scotland on Sunday, The Irish News, Belfast Telegraph, Yorkshire Post, Leitrim Observer, East Anglian Daily Times, Inverness Courier

'It is a beautiful book and will passed through children of the family. I am hoping this will encourage all children to have a go at cooking .I would say the book was well worth its RRP as it is lovely and I think most children will enjoy choosing what to cook and eat.' Toppsta

'My daughter and I are having so much fun cooking some yummy recipes together; she cannot get enough of this book and wants to cook everyday now! The illustrations are so lovely and the recipes easy to follow. Everything we have made has tasted great and I think this cookbook will be a firm favourite in our house.' Toppsta

'A truly brilliant first cook book. The recipes are easy to follow and the illustrations are great. Lots of lovely pictures to keep little ones engaged.' Toppsta

'This book has become a bit of a fave, it's easy to follow and beautifully illustrated, it's lovely to see the illustrations including children in wheelchairs too, especially as both my children are in chairs!' Toppsta

'This is a really lovely and simple cookbook with beautiful illustrations. David writes with a really warm and engaging style and it feels like he is really encouraging children to cook.' Toppsta

'I can't praise this book enough. The illustrations are just so charming which creates a warm fell and enlightens a child's imagination as they cook. I think David has produced something wonderful that children will remember as their first cook book too.' Toppsta

'Featured in a syndicated interview with David Atherton in a number of regional publications.' Press Association (syndicated in regional publications)

'Featured in Smooth Radio’s piece ‘Great British Bake Off winners: Where are they now?’.' Smooth Radio

'Recipes from My First Cook Book were featured in David Atherton’s piece in The Guardian (Feast) and online.' The Guardian

'An extract was featured alongside David Atherton’s ‘Top Five Favourite Feast’s in WRD Magazine.' WRD

'Featured in an interview with David Atherton in The Glasgow Herald.' The Glasgow Herald

'My First Cook Book packs extra fruit, veg and fibre into recipes and includes guides to common terms and tools. Rachel Stubbs' artwork adds a big dose of charm.' Delicious

'Fun, healthy, and realistic, this is book parents and teachers should confidently give to and share with any young people showing an interest in the culinary arts of the kitchen.' The School Librarian

'[…]a lovely and great first book of baking and cooking for kids. It’s certainly a book I would have loved as a child and the interesting mix of recipes including hummus, sushi, biscuits, breads and all sorts of tasty dinners using that magic tomato sauce, really makes this such an appealing book and I can’t wait to try out the recipes even though I’m an adult. The illustrations in the book are brilliant too, making each recipe look more engaging and I love the mix of happy children and adults who accompany every page. It’s a great book to get for kids who are interested in getting involved in the kitchen, or it might even spark interest for some children who aren’t so keen.' The Strawberry Post

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