I've long been a recipe buff and am always tickled when I find a good children's book that includes a recipe. That said, I never once thought about making up a recipe inspired BY a children's book. Then, LM_Net (a librarian's listserv) dropped this blog onto my lap: Kat Cooks the Books at http://katcooksthebooks.blogspot.com/. The "why didn't I think of that!!!" factor hits me big-time when I look at this blog. So far, there are recipes inpsired by Robert McCloskey's Blueberries for Sal, Kevin Henkes' Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, and Peggy Parrish's Amelia Bedelia series. These recipes and stories just beg to be used in a book club or in any number of of storytime related activities. Wonderful!