Lulu is born no ordinary child.
She makes soufflés before she can talk and naturally leavened sourdoughs before she can walk. But despite her skills in the kitchen, Lulu finds that the ‘perfect’ dish continues to elude her. So she packs her bags and travels the world, cooking at Le Cordon Bleu and winning Junior Masterchef. But despite roaming, experiencing and cooking across the globe, Lulu cannot find what is missing. Perhaps she will never create the perfect dish.
Lulu Le Baby Chef is a heart-warming tale that engages the current zeitgeist for all things culinary. It is a picture book that will appeal to a broad audience, bridging the readership gap between “There is a hippopotamus on my roof eating cake” and “Go the f%^k to sleep”. While entertaining to read with gentle humour where Lulu’s every cooking activity is thwarted by her search for a certain ‘umami’, it features satisfyingly simple rhyming text and an overarching message about the importance of love and family in making children feel happy, safe, and secure while encouraging them to chase what they love and dream.