By Janet Stevens
In this work of fiction, a rooster and his eager assistants set out to make strawberry shortcake. Rooster is glad to have the help but none of the helpers know how to cook so Rooster forges ahead to teach the helpers the basics of cooking and baking with entertaining results. While a book containing anthropomorphized animals would normally not pass our scrutiny, this one cannot be resisted. It provides great opportunities to build correct vocabulary and teach basic cooking skills.