Book Reviews & Giveaway: The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric

Celia and Cedric bannerAuthors: Erin Kurt, B.Ed. and mom, Laara Exsnar, B.Ed, RHN

Illustrator: Joanna Jarc Robinson Ph. D



Celia is bored. And with everyone in her family busy she doesn’t know what to do…until her dad gives her a task that leads to her best day ever; the day she meets Cedric and their yummy adventures begin!



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My Review

When Cedric moves into the neighborhood, he and Celia instantly become friends. They both like apples and learn how good they are for you. I think there may be a little too much information about apples to keep a child’s interest. The pictures are cute and colorful, though, and may help.

At the end of the book are recipes for apple cake. They look nutritious and delicious!





After a rainy night Celia had a fun idea as usual. Who knew that what started out as mud and grass clippings would turn out to be the most delicious, delectable snack they or anyone else had tasted…yes, even her teenage brother, Jake.


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My Review

What a cute book! Celia and Cedric make real dirt balls after it rains and, of course, can’t eat them but Celia’s mom shows them how to make pretend dirt balls that are a healthy snack. Everyone they share them with thinks they’re great.

The recipe for the dirt balls is at the end of the book. I’ve made similar ones and they are yummy as well as healthy.

This would be a fun book to read and then make dirt balls!




Celia and Cedric meet a new friend! In this new adventure, they meet the little green dragon who becomes a fun playmate and an inspiration for a yummy new recipe. Celia and Cedric enjoy the Little Green Dragon’s smoothie and you can too!


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My Review

Another cute Celia and Cedric book. This one encourages children to use their imagination. It also has cute, colorful pictures.

The healthy snack at the end of this book is green like their new friend. The recipe for the snack and nutrition information for chia is included at the end for parents.

This would be another fun book to read and then make the snack.

 I received a free ecopy of the above books for an honest review.

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About the Authors


joanna-jarc-robinson-1 Mother and daughter team Erin Kurt, B.Ed. and mom, Laara Exsnar, B.Ed, RHN, have joined forces to write fun, adventurous stories with their little characters Celia and Cedric. Erin, a former school teacher and mother of two young kiddies, and Laara, a retired school teacher and now nutritionist, have a passion for families, health and yummy food. Bringing their combined experitise together they’ve created a Read and Bake Series they hope will bring families continuous hours of fun and enjoyment.

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4 thoughts on “Book Reviews & Giveaway: The Yummy Adventures of Celia and Cedric

  1. Erin May 20, 2015 / 11:02 am

    We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed the stories! We so appreciate you taking the time to review them and spread the word!


    • sleepygirl2 May 20, 2015 / 12:02 pm

      You’re welcome. I like stories like these that children will enjoy but they also teach them something. Good luck with your tour!


  2. laara exsnar May 20, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    You are helping kids get healthy and happy all over the world—thank you so much for featuring us!


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