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Emily Snook

The World's Smallest Cook

32 pages
Gnome Road Publishing

Emily Snook is a whiz in the kitchen. But when she enters an international cooking contest and meets the competition, her hopes of winning deflate like a botched soufflé. Everyone is older, taller and in serious doubt of her cooking capabilities!

A classic underdog story, Emily Snook: The World's Smallest Cook reminds readers of the power of determination and a willingness to take risks. With the encouragement and support of her favorite sous chef - her grandpa - Emily tackles each cooking catastrophe that threatens her chance of winning. From utensils that are too big to counters too high, Emily Snook takes on the challenges of being the tiniest contestant, proving to everyone that being small doesn't mean you can't do it all.

Told with rhythmic rhyme and incorporating vibrant, kid-friendly illustrations, this story will delight young readers who enjoy crafting culinary creations of their own. It's a great choice for story-time at the library or for enhancing classroom discussions about perseverance and positivity, and of course, for reading with grandparents throughout the year.

Author Bio
Although not a whiz in the kitchen like Emily Snook, Laura enjoys cooking (especially Italian food), making cookies with her three kids, and getting lost in a new craft project at her home in Scarsdale, New York. She is an active member of SCBWI, the 12x12 Challenge and a Children's Book Academy graduate. Her debut picture book, The Imposter, also released in 2024 with Gnome Road Publishing, and she has stories that have been featured in Wonder Crate - a subscription box service focused on empowering children. Learn more about her at www.laurabowerauthor.com.