Cooking Competition for Kids


“Here’s Hank: You Can’t Drink a Meatball Through a Straw” by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, is a book about a kid named Hank. Hank is an elementary school student who has an interesting personality and is also very creative. Hank’s cousin, Judith Ann, is coming to stay with them for the junior chef’s competition. She is a great cook, and she is always bragging about it.

During a change of events Hank ends up in the competition as well. In this story you will read about a lunch in a glass, strict judges, meatless meatballs, and surprise emotions.

This book has 128 pages and is aimed for younger kids, ages 6-8, but older kids will still enjoy it. It is the 7th book in the series. The first book in the series is called “Here’s Hank: Bookmarks Are People Too.”

This book has a special font called Dyslexie that is made to help people who have dyslexia. Dyslexia is a reading disorder that is common among children and adults. I have dyslexia, and it makes it harder for me to read because dyslexia makes the letters on the page look funny. I actually did find the font made it easier for me to read this book.

I would rate this book a 7 because even though it was short and based for younger kids, it still made me laugh and made me want to keep reading the other books in the series. Henry Winkler, who also has dyslexia but is one of the authors, is also a famous actor who has a star on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.