Egg and Spoon

Book Author & Illustrator Alexandra Tylee & Giselle Clarkson
Rights Available World excl. World English

A playfully illustrated, joyful cookbook that will set children on a lifetime love of healthy cooking and eating.

This scrumptious collection of recipes is for anyone who loves good healthy food— and an occasional indulgence.

There are after-school snacks, breakfast on a stick, cakes, slices and dinners. Perfect for children learning to cook independently and families to enjoy cooking together.

Food for today, with many naturally gluten-free and vegan recipes.

Includes tips on foraging, decorating and kitchen basics.

Winner, Non-fiction, 2021 NZCYA Book Awards

About the Author
Alexandra Tylee
is the owner and chef at Pipi restaurant in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, and author of two previous cookbooks and picture book If I Was a Banana (2016).

Giselle Clarkson is an illustrator and comic artist living in Greytown, New Zealand. She illustrated The Tiny Woman’s Coat (2021) and The Gobbledegook Book (2019)


Gecko Press


250 x 216



Non Fiction

Age range
8-12 years

Publication Date

Rights Available:
World excl. World English

Rights Agents:


Anja Mundt, Mundt Agency

China & Taiwan
ShuHuai (China)
Sushin (Taiwan)

Ayşenur Müslümanoğlu, AnatoliaLit

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There are bright ribbons to mark your place, and it’s allegedly for kids but the food will appeal to grown-ups, too… There are no duds, no “Oh god, sorry love, let’s not attempt that.” Egg & Spoon is going to win a bunch of prizes, promise. I wish all books for children were made with such care and joy and expertise.

The Spinoff (NZ)

A decadent, rule breaking match made in cookbook heaven.

NZ Listener 50 Best Kids Books of 2020

This is a beautiful object – it has TWO sewn-in ribbons to mark your place – and is pitched at “foodie” kids. It’s not trying to be simple or safe with its recipes or ingredients, and that feels refreshing in the world of children’s cookbooks. Yum, yum, yum.

Good Books Bookshop (NZ)

If Roald Dahl wrote a cookbook, this would be it…there is such a sense of whimsy and rule-breaking that is so Dahl-like. Giselle Clarkson’s dazzling and unique illustrations also add to the fun.

West Australian